Stockholm Snowballs Ice Marseille Migraines In Cliffhanger

Stockholm Snowballs Ice Marseille Migraines In Cliffhanger

Feb 14, 2018, 2:34 PM |

The Central Division was full of drama today. In perhaps the most thrilling match, the Stockholm Snowballs eked out a razor-thin victory versus the Marseille Migraines with a 8.5-7.5 final score. There were so many exciting moments between the teams' superstars GM Georg Meier, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and the inimitable GM Baadur Jobava, it's difficult to select a highlight!

In round three, don't miss the thrilling opposite-color-bishop ending between Meier vs Vachier-Lagrave. A sweet victory not only for Stockholm but also for commentator WGM Jen Shahade who won a bet with fellow contributor (and profligate gambler) IM Lawrence Trent. Two boxes of chocolates in the mail!

A match summary wouldn't be complete without a game featuring Stockholm's board-one spitfire, GM Baadur Jobava, who can always be counted on for sizzling play. However, in the fourth round he faced GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with the black pieces and ran straight into a beautiful piece sacrifice.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 6 | Marseille Migraines vs Stockholm Snowballs

Snowballs Migraines Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Yannick Gozzoli Jules Moussard Marc Andria Maurizzi 7.5
Baadur Jobava 3
Georg Meier 3.5
Vincent Keymer 2
Inna Agrest 0
8.5 3 1.5 2 1

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