CT Dreadnoughts Fall to Miami Sharks

Oct 12, 2012, 8:08 AM |

By NM Ian Harris:

At the beginning of the 2012 US Chess League season, fans were abuzz about the arrival about the new team the Connecticut Dreadnoughts, based out of the Chess Club of Fairfield County.  Our convenient location made it possible for us to recruit players from Connecticut and New York.  There was much hype about our roster which includes top Grandmaster Robert Hess, young superstars SM Joshua Colas and NM Kapil Chandran, as well as a great mix of talented and underrated masters.  Many predicted the Dreadnoughts to go all the way to the championships in their first season and indeed we also had aspirations to do so. 

Some pre-match deliberations.

However, just as I cautioned in a pre-season interview, there are no easy matches in the USCL!  Last night was a painful reminder of this as the Dreadnoughts suffered their first loss of the season against the Miami Sharks.  Early in the match things seemed under control and the games were going more or less as planned...