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No draws in USCL opening week Print E-mail
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.
www.uschessleague.com 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.