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Australia Kangaroos Bound Over San Jose Hackers In Final Seconds

Australia Kangaroos Bound Over San Jose Hackers In Final Seconds

PROChessLeague
Jan 26, 2018, 10:29 AM 3

The Australia Kangaroos upset the San Jose Hackers in the final seconds of round four, taking the match by the slimmest of margins, 8.5-7.5. In round four, with the match result up for grabs, it all came down to the board one battle between GM Rauf Mamedov and GM Alexey Sarana...and (apparently) an internet connection.

In the final position, white has a clear perpetual by just checking back and forth on g8 and h8 with the rook, which would have sealed a drawn match. Unfortunately, according to Mamedov (in the chat after the game), he lost connection in that final moment, losing on time.

On a positive note, Mamedov delivered one of the most memorable checkmates of the day in round three against GM Anton Smirnov.

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2018 PRO Chess League | Week 2 | Australia Kangaroos vs San Jose Hackers

Kangaroos Hackers Rauf Mamedov Zviad Izoria Faik Aleskerov Teemu Virtanen 7.5
Alexey Sarana 2.5
Anton Smirnov 3
Kanan Izzat 1
Brandon Clarke 2
8.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 0

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