Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers Topple Top-Heavy Saint Louis Arch Bishops

Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers Topple Top-Heavy Saint Louis Arch Bishops

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Feb 7, 2018, 6:18 PM |
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The Saint Louis Arch Bishops sport an extremely top-heavy lineup with super-GMs on boards one and two and a very strong GM in Alejandro Ramirez on board three. Their lineup is most like that of the Marseille Migraines who won today. The Arch Bishops were not so fortunate as the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers revealed the cracks in this lineup construction as they snagged some key points off the top boards and held Ramirez and Forest Chen to only one point each.

The turning point was round three. First GM Awonder Liang defeated Fabiano Caruana with the key move 28.Bc4.

In that same round, IM Atyula Shetty turned around a game that looked to be nearly over.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 4 | Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers vs Saint Louis Arch Bishops

Pawngrabbers Arch Bishops Fabiano Caruana Vladimir Fedoseev Alejandro Ramirez Forest Chen 7.5
Alexander Shabalov 3
Awonder Liang 3
Atulya Shetty 2
Safal Bora 0.5
8.5 3 2.5 1 1

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