Beware the Kingfishers

This is a Kingfisher. It looks harmless enough, but caution is advised.

It's the regular season's halfway point and Interdivision Week for the USCL, as the undefeated 5-0 Chicago Blaze from the west face off against a solid 2.5 -2.5 Baltimore Kingfisher squad from the east who are clawing for a playoff spot. Returning back to the Blaze lineup are GM Mesgan Amanov on board 1 with the white pieces,  and NM Gopal Menon on board 4 with the the black ones. Here are all the match-ups for tomorrow night's encounter:

Chicago Blaze     Baltimore Kingfishers
GM Mesgen Amanov: 2576     GM Giorgi Margvelashvili: 2538
GM Dmitry Gurevich: 2547     IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat: 2426
IM Angelo Young: 2415     NM Jared Defibaugh: 2363
NM Gopal Menon: 2222     NM Ian Schoch: 2296
Avg Rating: 2440     Avg Rating: 2406
Chicago     Baltimore

 

The Blaze have slight average ratings advantage, although the ever resourceful NM Menon will have his work cut out on board 4 against NM Ian Schoch who is 3-0 this season and has a 74 point rating advantage.

Here is how the Kingfishers see the match – no trash talk, no hyperbole -strictly business.  But then again, the Blaze have a way of taking care of business themselves. This should be a good one. Stay tuned… and Go Blaze!

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