Category Archives: Blaze Game of the Week

“And Here Comes Lightning!” A Blaze Game of the Week

GM Mesgen Amanov of the Blaze looks back on his victory last Monday over NM David Adelberg. Continue reading

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Blaze GOTW #3: Allen-Freitag

Todd Freitag walked into a highly suboptimal situation last week. When a last-minute gap in the Blaze lineup against the Miami Sharks had to be plugged, Todd, who is not on the Blaze regular roster, stepped up and agreed to step in. As an 11th-hour substitution, he was forced to play with a time penalty— against a higher rated player with the Black pieces. Not an idea setup for your first USCL game. Todd did a great job, though, holding his opponent to a draw in a tough game and getting on the board in Chicago’s 3.5-.5 victory against the Sharks. Here he analyzes the game. Continue reading

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Blaze GOTW #2

Yesterday we brought you Trevor’s excerpt on GM Dmitry Gurevich’s dashing queen sac in his game against NM Ernesto Alvarez. Today, Albert Chow, FIDE Master and chess annotator extraordinaire par excellence, looks at the whole game. Blaze “Game of the Week” #2.
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Blaze Game of the Week #2

As we were saying, all four of last week’s game were exciting and interesting, making it hard to choose a single Game of the Week. So here’s another one, artfully annotated by Chicago chess veteran FIDE Master Albert Chow. Thanks, Al.

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Blaze Game of the Week

Every member of this week’s lineup played a great, interesting game, so whether this is the Blaze Game of the Week or simply one of up to four remains to be seen. No matter what, though, IM Angelo Young’s victory over FM Dereque Kelley was an outstanding game. It’s annotated by NM Trevor Magness, a former member of the Blaze who still follows and roots for the team from Nebraska, where he’s going to college. Thanks, Trevor. Continue reading

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Blaze Game of the (Final) Week

You can’t know too much about the Sicilian, and to help you with that, our CAO—that’s chief annotation officer—NM Jeremy Kane returns one more time to analyze Wednesday night’s draw between GM Dmitry Gurevich of the Blaze and Miami’s GM Julio Becerra, this year’s USCL Most Valuable Player. Click through and enjoy.
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Game of the Week by Jeremy Kane

Jeremy Kane has annotated for us the Blaze Game of the Week – Felecan vs Lee.

Jeremy, who played for the Blaze in Season 2, has graciously offered to annotate one game per week for the Chicago Blaze which we…

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How to Play the Dragon

Today, in an effort to put this week’s defeat behind us, we turn back the clock, once again to flog our glorious victory against the Tennessee Tempo in Week 3.

But seriously, folks, you’re in for a treat, because…

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Naroditsky-Young Analyzed

Chicago Blaze Manager Glenn Panner has annotated the team’s Game of the Week.

FM Daniel Naroditsky vs. IM Angelo Young
09/03/08

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Qa5 5. Bd2 Qc7 6. Bc4 b5

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