No draws in USCL opening week
By Jennifer Shahade   
September 1, 2006

The first week of the U.S. Chess League finished with five decisive team results, including the first sweep in USCL history, Seattle Sluggers 4-0 vs. Tennessee Tempo. Excitement is high, with bloggers from each team posting their thoughts on games and psychology. Web-editor and Knights manager Jennifer Shahade blogs about the New York Knights 2.5-1.5 victory over the Philadelphia Masterminds. to see blogs from other teams!

Results summary:

GM Larry Christiansen won a highly anticipated game against GM Julio Becerra to give the Boston Blitz the 3-1 win.

FM Tegshsuren Enkhbat ground down young IM Lev Milman in 90+ moves to win a close match for the Baltimore Kingfishers, 2.5-1.5.

The Seattle Sluggers came out strong, boasting GM Gregory Serper on board 1, becoming the first team to win a match 4-0 by sweeping the Tennessee Tempo

The San Francisco Mechanics defeated the Dallas Destiny 3-1 on the heels of a crushing win by IM Vinay Bhat over GM Magesh Panchanathan.