Bow Bow Bow, NY over BB Blues

Bow Bow Bow, NY over BB Blues

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 19, 2015

 (Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) I think it was Elwood Blues who said it best…                           “Heere odda hilldidda hildhiruhah”. Or, was it… “Hieere odda hittomamma jizzowazzah”.  Well, in any case, I think you know what I mean.  NY...

Big Bos-Man Draw, Tha’s all!!

Big Bos-Man Draw, Tha’s all!!

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 12, 2015

Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) “Big Bos-Man, can’t you hear me when I call” The Big Boss Manhattan Applesauce (I’m a poet, dontcha know it) came to town and with their two GM top boards, they were definitely the favorites.  But, their aint no qui...

Winning Goood!  BB over Miami (3.5-0.5)

Winning Goood! BB over Miami (3.5-0.5)

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 5, 2015

(Beat reporter:  Mark LaRocca) “Winning isn’t everything.  It’s the only thing.”,  Vince Lombardy on his first day of Green Bay Packer’s training camp.  No, he didn’t invent the saying, but, he did make winners out of losers.  Ilya gave such a sp...

GOTW Too!!  BB vs NJ draw

GOTW Too!! BB vs NJ draw

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 28, 2015

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) They say that you could have a thousand monkeys pound on keyboards for thousands of years and, eventually,  they would produce the works of Shakespeare… well, maybe with a few typos.   And so it is in chess, if a Kr...

GOTW!!  Blitz tied by Noughts

GOTW!! Blitz tied by Noughts

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 21, 2015

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) Winless in Boston… Hmmm!  Maybe we should make a movie.  But, for that we’d need a love interest, a leading lady.   Meg Ryan?  Older now, but good enough for some of us.   Yet, no one on the Dreadnoughts quite fills...

Noughts?  Connecticut vs Blitz

Noughts? Connecticut vs Blitz

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 14, 2015

Ok, so last week I was way, way off.  However, there is a good explanation, I simply let my homer-ism get the best of me.   I promise to do better, and give my true, unbiased opinion in the future (Fingers tightly crossed as I am typing… no easy t...

Leave  'em Laughin', NE over BB

Leave 'em Laughin', NE over BB

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 11, 2015

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) “Never trust atoms, they make up everything.” Woo, woo, woo, woo, woo… Coitenly, this round was a comedy of errors as Moe and Larry lost easily, Curly accepted fate, and a draw in probably a lost position, and She...

Boston vs New England

Boston vs New England

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 8, 2015

(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) The Blitz vs the Nor’easters, it doesn’t get any better than this.  New England is riding high, near the top of the Eastern Division after two impressive wins.  If the Blitz intend to contend this year, this is the ti...

Boston Boll Weevils lose to Philly (1 – 3)

Boston Boll Weevils lose to Philly (1 – 3)

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 5, 2015

(Beat Reporter:Mark LaRocca) Oh, de boll weevil am a little black bug, Come from Mexico, dey say, Come all de way to Boston, Jus' a-lookin' foh a place to stay, Jus' a-lookin' foh a home, Jus' a-lookin' foh a home Just ask any Boll Weevil....

Get your act together!

Get your act together!

BostonBlitz
|
Aug 31, 2015

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca)  The Boston Blitz began this season just as they began last season, that is, letting the netted fish slip away and drawing matches that they must win.  If this season is to be a success, they must turn this trend int...

Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

BostonBlitz
|
Aug 24, 2015

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca)  Chess is a game.  And, if you will, one played by gladiators, warriors of a sort not seen since the middle ages.  Its mayhem is enacted over 64 squares,  its blood drawn in terms of rating points and broken egos;  i...

Quarterfinals Snapshot

Quarterfinals Snapshot

BostonBlitz
|
Nov 15, 2014

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) The USCL quarterfinals are the goal of many, and the achievement of a select few.  My congratulations to all the teams who made it to this point, and, especially, to the winners.  In looking through these games, it ...

The Last Hurrah, BOS vs NJ draw

The Last Hurrah, BOS vs NJ draw

BostonBlitz
|
Nov 6, 2014

(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca)  It was a season to forget, and, yet, one to remember, I know I will.  We had some memorable games, some clunkers, and some if-only matches.  The Blitz finished the season with 1 win, 4 draws, and 5 losses.  The if-...

T E A M!

T E A M!

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 27, 2014

(Beat reporter:  Mark LaRocca)  The Blitz’s hopes for a confluence of fortunate events were thwarted by the Baltimore Kingfishers in a match which I can only call courageous on both sides.  Each team needed a win to have even a slight chance to ...

Playoffs? Did you say, Playoffs?

Playoffs? Did you say, Playoffs?

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 20, 2014

This week the Blitz continue their arduous journey back to the top as they face long time foe, The Baltimore Kingfishers.  True, we will run out of matches long before we ever catch the third place team, (big) BUT, we could catch Philadelphia for ...

Toilet Bowl Respect!

Toilet Bowl Respect!

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 18, 2014

(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me. Ooo… Get down… Get back up again. Yes!!  Da Blitz won, and in the words of Chris Williams, “We’re out’a the Toilet!” There is, of course, some sympathy for our New En...

Beer Match?  BOS vs NE

Beer Match? BOS vs NE

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 13, 2014

This one is for bragging rights??  You gotta be kidding, and I am.  Neither team has much to brag about as the Boston Blitz face their homeland arch-enemy New England Nor'easters in a match that will live in infamy.  I guess it's more of a... Lets...

Out Thunk! Blitz Lose to Arch Bishops

Out Thunk! Blitz Lose to Arch Bishops

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 11, 2014

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) Unfortunately, I had the top two boards picked correctly Boston (0.5 - 1.5), and, unfortunately, I totally blew the bottom picks Boston (0.5 - 1.5), and Ilya's best thought out line-up of the season sank slowly into...

Thinking Man's Win - Bos vs STL (2.5 - 1.5)

Thinking Man's Win - Bos vs STL (2.5 - 1.5)

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 6, 2014

Ilya (thinking man) Krasik  ==> (Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) It's a thinking man's game... Yes?  No, I'm not talking about Chess... if I were, I would definitely include women... there are so many good women players out there these days.   ...

Backwards Loss, Tal, draw match, BOS vs MAN

Backwards Loss, Tal, draw match, BOS vs MAN

BostonBlitz
|
Oct 4, 2014

(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) How can you lose a match… and yet draw a match?  Let me explain… First, we must note that the Blitz drew their week 6 match with the Applesauce… a bit disappointing… but, still… we are in the race… to stay out of la...

Applesauce Too!

Applesauce Too!

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 29, 2014

(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 i...

Grody to the Max, BOS vs LA (1.5 - 2.5)

Grody to the Max, BOS vs LA (1.5 - 2.5)

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 28, 2014

(Beat reporter:  Mark LaRocca) Can we get an Amen?... as in that’s it… the end… caput… I wash my hands and never want to touch a chess board again.  Yes, the Vibe played the role of Doctor Kavorkian and put the Blitz out of their misery in a hard...

USCL Laws cost Blitz in (1 – 3) loss to PHI

USCL Laws cost Blitz in (1 – 3) loss to PHI

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 22, 2014

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) There oughta be a law!  You know, like, when the speed limit is 55 mph and you’re going maybe 56 and the cop just lets you zoom by… well, he knows the unwritten rules.  But, if you’re going, like, 90… you automatica...

Blitz will ring Philly Bell

Blitz will ring Philly Bell

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 15, 2014

(Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) The Boston Blitz face the eastern division leader Philadelphia Inventors who are currently undefeated... and deservedly so.  A win would bring the Blitz right back into the thick of things… a loss would… well, a lo...

No "Closer" in ARZ - BOS draw

No "Closer" in ARZ - BOS draw

BostonBlitz
|
Sep 14, 2014

(Beat Reporter: Mark LaRocca) Those of us in the New England area surely remember the fiasco that was the Boston Red Sox "Closer by Committee".  The lesson learned was that if you have two closers... then you have none... and that's just the prob...

Get Listed