Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Coasting in to the finish

Wednesday night marks the end of the US Chess League regular season for the Eastern Division Champion Boston Blitz.

With no GM in this week's lineup, it looks like the Blitz have decided to take it easy and not be proactive about trying to spoil Baltimore's playoffs chances. Of course this doesn't mean that Boston can't win or draw the match, but they have ceded the Kingfishers an average rating advantage of 2407 vs. 2369.

Here are the match-ups; Boston has White on boards 2 & 4:

IM Igor Foygel - 2533 vs. GM Pawel Blehm - 2593
FM William Kelleher - 2402 vs. FM Tegshsuren Enkhbat - 2414
NM Charles Riordan - 2283 vs. IM Larry Kaufman - 2359
NM Vadim Martirosov - 2259 vs. WGM Katerina Rohonyan - 2260

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