San Jose Hackers Draw The Las Vegas Desert Rats

San Jose Hackers Draw The Las Vegas Desert Rats

Feb 7, 2018, 9:58 PM |

The San Jose Hackers held off a pack of Las Vegas Desert Rats and finished the match tied at 8-8. Despite going into the final round down 5-7, San Jose pulled out two extra points to hold onto fifth place just a half point out of the top four in the Pacific Division with 2.5-2.5. Las Vegas fails to get their first win dropping to 1-4.

The young NM Christopher Yoo played a brilliant game in the final round against GM Jacek Stopa. He had been 0-3 in the previous rounds but came through when his team needed him the most. Below, he puts on a clinic in creating counter play.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 4 | Las Vegas Desert Rats vs San Jose Hackers

Desert Rats Hackers Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Daniel Naroditsky Konstantin Kavutskiy Christopher Woojin Yoo 8
Melikset Khachiyan 2
Zbigniew Pakleza 2
Andrey Ostrovskiy 3
Jacek Stopa 1
8 2.5 3.5 1 1

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Written by Dylan Quercia. Follow him on twitter at coachqchess