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Iron Man

In a loss to Arizona, we learn that Angelo Young is even more amazing than we thought.

Okay, sure, we lost. To Arizona. For the fourth time in a row. And we’ve never beaten or even drawn them, it’s true.…

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The Game

When IM Jan van de Mortel of the Chicago Blaze decided to play the Leningrad Dutch this week against GM Jaan Ehlvest of the Tennessee Tempo, he was “blissfully ignorant,” he confesses, of the fact that his opponent had…

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Winning is Grand

Blaze beat a GM-laden Tennessee lineup

Earlier in the week we asked the following about this week’s match between Chicago and Tennessee:

“Can the Tempo do it? Can they finally beat the Blaze with two top grandmasters?”

The answer,…

Posted in Blog, Jan van De Mortel, Tennessee Tempo, angelo young, jaan ehlvest, john bick, trevor magness | 38 Comments

Tennessee’s WMDs

It’s not often you see a 2600+ super GM and a recent U.S. chess champion on Board 2 of a USCL match, but that’s what it’ll look like this Wednesday night when the Tennessee Tempo throw everything they’ve got at…

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Cool and Quiet

It’s the Blaze Game of the Week—just not this week

IM Angelo Young sent me these annotations to his September 16 victory against FM Todd Andrews of the Tennessee Tempo some time ago, and now, in keeping with my well-deserved…

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Pummeled by the Pugilists

Knockouts squeak past Blaze 2.5-1.5

Photos: Andi Rosen

In another close contest against a league leader that looked like it could end in a draw, the Blaze ultimately came up short Wednesday night, losing 2.5-1.5 to the New…

Posted in Blog, Jan van De Mortel, angelo young, eric rosen, glenn panner, joel benjamin, maret thorpe, mehmed pasalic, new jersey knockouts | 3 Comments

Young Scores USCL “Upset of the Week”

As adumbrated on this very site earlier in the week, IM Angelo Young of the Chicago Blaze has won the U.S. Chess League’s Upset of the Week prize for his victory last Monday night over IM

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Frisco Holds Blaze at Bay

Chicago bows to Mechanics 2.5-1.5

It was a seesaw match that seemed at first to be going our way, but the storybook ending was not to be, as the San Francisco Mechanics held on, as widely predicted, to beat…

Posted in Blog, Jan van De Mortel, angelo young, betsy dynako, brad rosen, florin felecan, gary alan fine, len weber, mehmed pasalic, nikola mitkov, sam shankland, san francisco mechanics | Leave a comment

It’s Dark and We’re Wearing Sunglasses

So what if the Blaze are underdogs in Monday night’s match? We’re on a mission from Caissa.

The Chicago Blaze find themselves in familiar territory as they prepare to face the undefeated San Francisco Mechanics Monday night in Week…

Posted in Blog, Jan van DeMortel, Josh Friedel, angelo young, florin felecan, jesse kraai, mehmed pasalic, san francisco mechanics | Leave a comment

The Blaze Ignite

Chicago finally gets on the board with a 2.5-1.5 victory over Tennessee

Photos: Daniel Parmet

It’s good to win. That was the sentiment at the Holiday Inn Skokie last night as the Chicago Blaze finally posted their first victory…

Posted in Alex Shabalov, Blog, Tennessee Tempo, angelo young, daniel parmet, florin felecan, glenn panner, jaan ehlvest, john bick, jon burgess, larry cohen, mehmed pasalic, peter bereolos, todd andrews | 5 Comments