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Protect Yourself at all Times…and no Mouseslips

The 8-1 Chicago Blaze will be looking to conclude its historic 2011 season this Monday evening by knocking out the 4-5 Arizona Scorpions. Anything less than a win by the Scorpians means the end of the road and the oblivion of mediocrity for Arizona But the Scorps won’t go down without a fight. Accordingly, they are throwing a tough lineup at the Blaze. Continue reading

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Gopalization

Last week NM Gopal Menon posted his second victory in two starts with the Blaze, handing Baltimore’s NM Ian Schoch his only loss of the year so far. How did he do it? NM Trevor Magness annotates the game. Continue reading

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Is that really IM Angelo Young sporting a tie? Indeed it is, and with him is the rest of the lineup that brought victory to the Blaze in Week 6: (L to R) NM Gopal Menon, GM Mesgen

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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…

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Seesaw

In NM Gopal Menon’s Blaze debut, at first it looked like he was winning, then it was looking like he was drawing, and then it looked like he was winning again—because he was and he did. GM Dmitry Gurevich explains in the annotations below.
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Blaze Force LA to Bite the Bullet

National Master Gopal Menon made his USCL debut in spectacular fashion Wednesday night as he extracted a win, from what many in the crowd thought was a drawn position, to clinch the Blaze win and extend the team’s perfect record to 4-0. Menon, known for his one minute bullet chess prowess (he was #1 on the ICC one minute list earlier in the year), came out of a the opening in typical fashion, with an advantage and up the exchange against 10-year old whiz kid Albert Lu. Continue reading

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Dean, Menon to Make Blaze Debuts in L.A. Match Tonight

When the Blaze take on the Los Angeles Vibe tonight, two members of the lineup will be making their Blaze debuts: FM Jim Dean and NM Gopal Menon. Though they’re new to the Blaze, both are veterans of the Midwestern chess scene. Please welcome them and wish them well as they attempt to help the Chicago Blaze maintain their undefeated record, which now stands at 3-0. Continue reading

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