Boston Blitz ------------------- Philadelphia Inventors
GM Larry Christiansen: 2665------------- GM Magesh Panchanathan: 2535
GM Eugene Perelshteyn: 2568------------- IM Bryan Smith: 2572
SM Denys Shmelov: 2471 ------------- FM Tom Bartell: 2429
Grant Xu: 2061 ------------- Kavinayan Sivakumar: 2108
Avg Rating: 2441 ------------- Avg Rating: 2411
Given my prognostication power is now stretched to covering two area teams, I'm afraid that this week I've had to take some other people's predictions from the past, mash them all up, and hope for the best. Given that plagiarism from the Internet is rampant these days, I figure I'm part of a fast growing tradition of student cheats. At least I am citing my cheating, and I note any changes I make.
From the Chess Drum:
Panchanathan, who is
From the New York Times, 2007-- "On Wednesday, the Blitz beat the Philadelphia Inventors. A critical game was the victory of
The opening was a Sicilian Dragon, which is double-edged because players usually castle on opposite sides of the board and attack each other’s kings. After 12 Bh6, it would have risky for Black to castle, so he did not."
From the Boston Globe, 2009
"The prestigious Blitz team of Larry Christiansen,
"Dazed by its loss, the Blitz nevertheless recovered the following week with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Inventors. This match was highlighted by an outstanding game by
From the Telegram and Gazette, 2009:
"Brothers Grant Xu, 11, and
If the Google search-history is any guide, the Blitz are in for a 4-0 sweep of the Inventors. Amazing. (Even I'm a little freaked out by the blunt accuracy of the Board 3 quote).
And now a gratutious photo of the Xu brothers to seal up the blogging award: