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Trevor’s Corner – Week 9

A critical moment from last week’s game Schmakel – Rosenthal. White has sacrificed two pawns for the initiative but is in danger or not getting enough compensation. How did white take advantage of his current lead in development? Continue reading

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Trevor’s Corner: Week 7

In this position from Byambaa – Schmakel from last week’s match between the echanics and the Blaze, black has been up a piece for a while, but white has een hoping to hold on, perhaps by creating some sort of fortress. At this oint however, black ended all of white’s hopes with one strong move. What did black play? Continue reading

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The Decider

The Blaze faced perhaps their toughest match of the season last week in the USCL, squeaking out a 2.5-1.5 win versus the San Francisco Mechanics. As the top three boards all drew, this battle between Sam and Uyanga was the deciding one of the match. After a double-edged middlegame which saw the evaluation change multiple times, Sam eventually secured the upper hand, winning a piece and securing another match victory for the Blaze. Continue reading

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Trevor’s Corner, Week 6: Solution

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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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Trevor’s Corner: Vojinovic-Gurevich

Did you miss Trevor’s Corner last week? Fear not, NM Trevor Magness is back this week with another fun tactical problem, this from GM Dmitry Gurevich’s victory last week over IM Goran Vojinovic. It’s the usual drill: look at the position and decide what move you would make. Then click below to see what the Blaze grandmaster did. If you decided the same move he made, pat yourself on the back. Continue reading

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Vojinovic-Gurevich: The Solution

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The Icing on the Cake

This week National Master Sam Schmakel topped off the Blaze victory over the Arch Bishop with a thrilling win that made the score a decisive 3.5-.5. NM Trevor Magness annotates. Continue reading

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Two Helpings

NM Sam Schmakel’s victory over NM Nick Thompson last week was so thrilling that we’re bringing you not one, but two analyses of the game, one from GM Dmitry Gurevich, and one from NM Trevor Magness. Here you go, have fun. Continue reading

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Trevor’s Corner: Stop that Pawn! (Promote this One)

Another problem from last week’s Blaze match presented and analyzed by NM Trevor Magness, Blaze alumnus and the team’s number-one Nebraska-based fan. This position occurred late in NM Sam Schmackel’s game with NM Nick Thompson. His victory in the last game of the evening to end clinched the match for the Blaze. Sam has the white pieces. Think about what move you would make, and then click below to see what Sam played and Trevor’s commentary. Continue reading

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