Riga Magicians Weather The Volga Stormbringers
The Riga Magicians know that they’ll need a trick or two if they expect to catch the Estonia Horses in the Eastern Division. While they played many great games today, thirteen-year-old phenom GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov seemed to have cast a spell on his round one foe IM Nikita Meskovs who mysteriously went pawn grubbing and allowed an exchange sacrifice on move twenty-nine (see game below). Abdusattorov went on to win the first of his 3.5 points for the Magicians who won the match 8.5 - 7.0.
A late lineup change cost the Volga Stormbringers a half-point penalty, starting the match at a deficit, and they struggled to get on track throughout the match.
2018 PRO Chess League | Week 3 | Volga Stormbringers vs Riga Magicians
|Magicians||Stormbringers||Mikhail Demidov||Nodirbek Abdusattorov||Mikhail Gorozhanin||Ilja Dudukin||7.5|