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This Match Promises to be a Scorcher

By Blaze Assistant Manager Daniel Parmet

The Blaze is an eternal fire that will forever burn strong…. we start off slow with a 1-4 record, but now the heat is reaching as a fiery phoenix out of the crowd. Victory…

Posted in Blog, Jan van De Mortel, daniel parmet, eric rosen, florin felecan, nikola mitkov, philadelphia inventors | Leave a comment

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

Miami Puts the Shark Bite on the Blaze

But IM Young comes through again

Angelo Young always shows up.

As any Blaze fan will tell you, the popular international master and seven-time Illinois champion plays hard and always gives the team 100 percent. True to his reputation…

Posted in Blog, Jan van DeMortel, angelo young, miami sharks, nikola mitkov, trevor magness | 1 Comment

Deja Vu

Blaze Stung by Scorpions in Season Opener Again
In the short rivalry between the Chicago Blaze and the Arizona Scorpions, there really hasn’t been much of a rivalry at all. In fact, the “rivalry” can be

Posted in Arizona Scorpions, Blog, betsy dynako, daniel parmet, florin felecan, gary alan fine, glenn panner, len weber, mehmed pasalic, midway chess club, nikola mitkov, trevor magness, william shehan | 1 Comment

Blaze Slip Past Tennessee

We beat the Tempo, just not as resoundingly as last time

Ilan Meerovich (above) made a triumphant return to the Blaze lineup. IM Jan Van De Mortel (below) beat FM Todd Andrews for the second time this year.

Posted in Blog, Jan van der Mortel, angelo young, nikola mitkov, peter bereolos, ron burnett, todd andrews, tom sprandel | 8 Comments

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