(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca)
In keeping with the fine tradition of eternal optimism, I will continue with my predictions and attempt to right the ship that is floundering in Boston Bay. Now, some may say that this ship has sailed... that there is no hope... that they will stop reading right now... and to those that stop now... I say... nothing... you're not even reading. But, seriously folks, in Applesauce one... the match... we took it on the chin. But, this is Applesauce two... the movie... and I guarantee a better script. This time... we walk away with our heads high... This time we mean it... this time it's for real... Let's go to the tale of the tape...
All Time Series Record: (Boston leads 7 - 3)
Starts at 7:40 PM EST, Wednesday
Time Control: Game in 75 with 30 second increment
|Manhattan Applesauce||Boston Blitz|
|IM Victor Shen: 2510||0.5||0.5||IM Steven Zierk: 2543|
|IM Farai Mandizha: 2478||0||1||IM Marc Esserman: 2528|
|FM Rico Salimbagat: 2286||0||1||NM Chris Williams: 2310|
|NM Levy Rozman: 2382||0.5||0.5||NM Ilya Krasik: 2264|
|Average Rating: 2414||Average Rating: 2411|
|Manhattan Total||1||3||Boston Total|
Pretty close team ratings... mean a pretty close match. Don't be fooled by my prediction... this match will not be easy. But, the Blitz are due...they will win... or... or, I'll change my name to Sue... they will level the season score... and the Applesauce too!
You don't want to miss this one... be there, or be square... Harvard SOCH building, 59 Shepard st. Cambridge, MA. , 7:40 pm. Weds. Oct. 1. True, the matches are on ICC (www.chessclub.com)... but, who wants to stay home on a work day night. Wouldn't you rather be blurry eyed and happy the next morning?... really?... Go Blitz!