Rio Grande Ospreys Fly Above Las Vegas Desert Rats

Rio Grande Ospreys Fly Above Las Vegas Desert Rats

Feb 28, 2018, 9:10 PM |

In an incredibly tight match, the Rio Grande Ospreys pull out a close 8.5 - 7.5 victory over the Las Vegas Desert Rats. With both teams out of the playoffs, this was a grudge match to see who stays off the bottom of the standings. Unfortunately for Las Vegas, they fail to find their first match win.

GM Oleksandr Bortnyk led the Ospreys to this victory by winning three games and losing only one. He won the clutch game against GM Melik Khachiyan with a fascinating practical sacrifice in the ending. Watch the commentators IM Pruess and GM Yermolinsky come to the realization of how Bortnyk won this game.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 8 | Rio Grade Ospreys vs Las Vegas Desert Rats

Desert Rats Ospreys Oleksandr Bortnyk Andrey Stukopin Felix Ynojosa Joshua Ruiz 8.5
Melikset Khachiyan 1.5
Robert Aghasaryan 2
Joel Banawa 1.5
Hans Niemann 2.5
7.5 3 2 2.5 1

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