Blitz vs Applesauce
Next up... Applesauce... as in Manhattan.
All Time Series Record: (Boston leads 7 - 2)
Starts at 7:40 PM EST, Weds., 9/03
Is it too early for a "Must win"... well, maybe... but, this is certainly a "Must not lose" match.
|Boston Blitz||Manhattan Applesauce|
|IM Steven Zierk: 2543 (White)||IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy: 2486|
|FM Denys Shmelov: 2473 (B)||FM Andrew Shvartsman: 2432|
|NM Chris Williams: 2310 (W)||FM Rico Salimbagat: 2286|
|NM Ilya Krasik: 2264 (B)||NM Levy Rozman: 2382|
|Average Rating: 2398||Average Rating: 2397|
With neither team fielding a GM, this should be a barn burner... and based on the 1 point avg. rating advantage... I will pick the Blitz to squeak by with a win.
However, so as not to put to much pressure on individuals, you will have noticed that I posted no match score... Let's see how that works...
Now, it seems to me that the match will indeed be at Harvard SOCH building, 59 Shepard st. Cambridge, MA. But, this time don't take my word for it... Ilya will post a note in this column to confirm... I hope!
If anyone should want/need to get rid of a little extra spending money, the Blitz sure could use it. Right now you can paypal directly to Ilya... email is email@example.com
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