Category Archives: USCL

A Date with Destiny

Eric Rosen, Ilan Meerovich , Keaton Kiewra, and decorative horse -  Lindsborg, Kansas, July, 2004

Tonight, the 7-0 Chicago Blaze have a date with destiny, and with the Dallas Destiny as well. The…

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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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USCL Semifinals

Tonight’s the night the final four of the U.S. Chess League become the final two, as Arizona takes on Seattle for the Western Division championship and two teams from New England duke it out in the East. The winners of tonight’s contests will play for the league championship.

We’re live-blogging here at the Chicago Blaze site while the matches are in progress. If you have a subscription to the Internet Chess Club, go there that’s the best way to watch the games. In real time.

\If you’re not on ICC, being here may be the next best thing. Click on the links below to see each of the games. We’ll try to keep them updated regularly throughout the night. Tell your friends, and feel free to leave comments. Continue reading

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Young Scores USCL “Upset of the Week”

As adumbrated on this very site earlier in the week, IM Angelo Young of the Chicago Blaze has won the U.S. Chess League’s Upset of the Week prize for his victory last Monday night over IM

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USCL Season Kicks Off with Blaze-Scorpions Match

The Chicago Blaze and the Arizona Scorpions, both new expansion teams in the United States Chess League, will go head to head Monday night in a match that will lead off the league’s 2008 season, and the

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