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Knights Capture US Chess League Championship! Print E-mail
December 8, 2009
April09FC.jpgIn a nail-biter that went past 1 AM, the New York Knights defeated the Miami Sharks in a blitz playoff to capture the 2009 US Chess League title! Almost every game in the match had one major swing, and the final 2-2 result reflected much fighting chess. Fans were pleased to see the tied match, cause that meant the Championship final went into a blitz playoff. The survivor blitz playoff starts off with boards four facing off. Every time a player loses or draws, he or she is eliminated. In the end, it came down to the top two boards, GM Julio Becerra and GM Giorgi Kacheishvili. In a classic Sicilian contest, White's attack burned out just as Black's was firing up.

Check the USCL website for details , all the games and look for more analysis  on CLO soon, including thoughts and photos from Knights manager IM Irina Krush.

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