St. Louis Arch Bishops Smash the Montclair Sopranos’ Playoff Hopes

St. Louis Arch Bishops Smash the Montclair Sopranos’ Playoff Hopes

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Feb 28, 2018, 7:15 PM |
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The St. Louis Arch Bishops easily defeated the Montclair Sopranos by a score of 11.5-4.5. This matchup has heavy playoff ramifications. With this win, St. Louis is currently still in a playoff spot with a 5/8 season score with only one week left in the regular season. This defeat for Montclair means that their playoff hopes have now been dashed after falling to 3/8 on the season.

Super-GM Fabiano Caruana played on board one for the Arch Bishops, and put up a perfect 4/4 performance. In this game GM Fabiano Caruana plays a King’s Indian Attack versus IM Nicolas Checa. After getting squeezed for a bit by GM Caruana’s bishop pair, IM Checa tries an interesting pseudo-piece sacrifice with 28..Nd4?! but it fails to work after GM Caruana’s 31. Qa2! and subsequent 32.Bb4, picking up the exchange and the full point.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 8 | St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Montclair Sopranos

Arch Bishops Sopranos Sergey Erenburg Anatoly Bykhovsky Nicolas Checa Advait Patel 4.5
Fabiano Caruana 4
Varuzhan Akobian 3
Yaroslav Zherebukh 3
Forest Chen 1.5
11.5 1 1.5 2 0

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