Dallas Destiny Out-Compute San Jose Hackers
The Dallas Destiny defeated the San Jose Hackers by the narrow margin of 8.5-7.5. This victory moves Dallas to 2.5/3 for the season, which puts them in shared first place in the Pacific Division with the Chengdu Pandas. After suffering this defeat, the San Jose Hackers are now at 1/3.
Dallas won this narrow match on the shoulders of GM Jeffery Xiong and his 3.5/4 performance. The turning point of the match occurred in the matchup between GM Xiong and GM Izoria. After an interesting opening battle in the Benko gambit, GM Xiong appeared to be in big trouble until GM Izoria blundered with 40..Rxa3 in mutual time trouble.
The game of the match and a game of the week candidate had to be GM Conrad Holt's assault against GM Cristian Chirila that harkened back to a more sacrificial era in chess.
2018 PRO Chess League | Week 3 | Dallas Destiny vs San Jose Surfers
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