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Seattle Power Lineup Nips Blaze

Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Last night, the Chicago Blaze went up against one of the strongest lineups a USCL team has brought to the boards this year and came up short, losing to the Seattle

Posted in Blog, Jan van der Mortel, Seattle Sluggers, adam strunk, emory tate, len weber, nikola mitkov | 7 Comments

The Blaze Sweep Tennessee

Windy City woodpushers get on the board with blowout against the Tempo

When Ron Burnett’s flag fell at about 11:00 last night, the din that went up in Patios A/B at the Holiday

Posted in Blog, Jan van der Mortel, Tennessee Tempo, adam strunk, angelo young, nikola mitkov, peter bereolos | 17 Comments

Tennesee Matchups

Here are the board-by-board matchups in tonight’s meet between the Blaze and the Tennessee Tempo. The Blaze players are in bold. We have White on boards 1 and 3.

Board 1
GM Nikola Mitkov

Posted in Blog, Jan van der Mortel, Tennessee Tempo, adam strunk, angelo young, nikola mitkov | 1 Comment

Dateline: Skokie

Adam Strunk (left) of the Chicago Blaze with tournament organizer Sevan Muradian
The Holiday Inn in Skokie was the center of local chess action this weekend, combing tournaments for the Illinois Girls’ State Championship, the Susan Polgar

Posted in Blog, Irina Krush, Jan van der Mortel, adam strunk, chessdad64, chicago blaze, chris christmas, ilan meerovich, maret thorpe, sevan muradian | Leave a comment

More Top Players Join Blaze

The Chicago Blaze got good news last week when two more of Illinois’ top players agreed to join the team. Grandmaster Yury Shulman and International Master Jan Van De Mortel will be members of the Blaze when it represents…

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