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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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Gurevich Wins Illinois Open

Congratulations to GM Dmitry Gurevich of the Chicago Blaze, who is the new state chess champion following his victory this past weekend at the Illinois Open. Dmitry prevailed over some tough competition, not the least being his own Blaze teammates, who played well at the tournament. In all, seven of the top ten spots in the final standings were captured by current or former Blaze players.

Speaking of capturing, superstar chess photographer Betsy Dynako was on hand to record the action beautifully. We are, as always, deeply grateful for her photos and permission to post them.
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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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