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Here we go, again?

Here we go, again?

BostonBlitz
Aug 25, 2014, 1:42 PM 3

(Beat reporter: Mark LaRocca)

Here we go, again?

Is it me?… or is it that time really does fly?  Regardless, in the words of the immortal Ray Charles… “The game’s afoot.”… er,  that is to say… I get to introduce y’all to this years team… and our first match roster.

But, there is a small matter… a third GM norm by IM Sam Sevian… who, I might add, is making a run at youngest ever US Grandmaster (he's 13 yrs and counting).   Sam only needs to get his rating over 2500 to achieve this feat.  So, congratulations Sam!!  See the chessbase report for more…

http://en.chessbase.com/post/azarov-wins-washington-sevian-scores-norm

Hopefully, Sam will find time to squeeze in a Blitz match or two.  With his presence the Blitz can field quite a strong team… check out this year’s roster …

1.

GM Eugene Perelshteyn

2554

2.

IM Marc Esserman

2544

3.

FM Denys Shmelov

2504

4.

IM Samuel Sevian

2487

5.

NM Vadim Martirosov

2342

6.

NM Chris Williams

2267

7.

NM Ilya Krasik

2226

8.

NM Jake Miller

2213

Now, we’re on to this week’s match… complete with incredibly accurate predictions.

Boston Blitz  New York Knights
FM Denys Shmelov: 2473 (White)  1  0 GM Pascal Charbonneau: 2552  (Black)
NM Vadim Martirosov: 2381 (B)  0.5  0.5 FM Michael Bodek: 2502 (W)
NM Chris Williams: 2310 (W)  0.5  0.5 SM Nicolas Checa: 2396 (B)
NM Ilya Krasik: 2264 (B)  0.5  0.5 NM Gary Huang: 2358 (W)
Average Rating: 2357     Average Rating: 2452
Boston Total  2.5  1.5 New York Total

Now, you may ask, how did I arrive at these predictions... fortunately for you... I don't have to answer that.

It is enough to say that the match will be held at 7:10 pm, Tuesday, August 26. at Harvard SOCH building, 59 Shepard st. Cambridge, MA.

Oh, I would add one tiny little miniscule reminder... if you got some extra bucks... bring your check book.  The Blitz do need your help... really.  Of course, if you are like me... and barely have enough to pay for your expired hot water heater...  no problem, come on down... and bring the kids... they may get a kick out of watching the Blitz sweat. 

After all, as Ray most insightfully sang... "There is nothing like first-hand evidence." 

Georgia, Geoooorgiiaaa!

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