Positively Gutted, I Tell Ya

Positively Gutted, I Tell Ya

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1 hr ago

My wife is a big fan of reality television, and has watched almost every episode of the Great British Baking Show and has moved on to watching the not-so-great British interior design show. Even if the shows fail to teach us interior design, they ...

A Bad Beating and a New Lineup

A Bad Beating and a New Lineup

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1 day ago

In the picture above, the Kangaroos are a sledgehammer and the Mechanics a small nut. A Bad Beating and a New Lineup by David Pruess, team manager Last Tuesday, we were beat quite badly by the Kangaroos 11-5. From the outset almost everythin...

Week 2 Preview v. the Roos

Week 2 Preview v. the Roos

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8 days ago

With one loss in the books, we turned our attention to the second week's match against the Australia Kangaroos. They don't have the star power of Ding Liren or Caruana+So, but they definitely have two young stars worth keeping one's eyes on: Alexe...

PRO Chess League, Week 1: The Y Factor

PRO Chess League, Week 1: The Y Factor

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14 days ago

PRO Chess League, Week 1: The Y Factor by  Dana Mackenzie Mechanics staff writer Although Google says that San Francisco and San Jose are 48 miles apart, it really is all one metropolitan area: If you drive from one to the other on...

Perpetually Drawish Results

Perpetually Drawish Results

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Sep 15, 2012

by FM Andy Lee   Here’s a belated wrap-up of USCL Week 2 action, in which: ·        * San Francisco has one of the best results (of the five teams who didn’t win a game), ·...

Under Pressure by Andy Lee

Under Pressure by Andy Lee

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Oct 16, 2010

“Mine goes ding-ding-ding-duh-duh-ding-ding.” – Vanilla Ice   Well, it’s been a while since I blogged at the end of week one. At that point in the season, the ‘Nics were coming off a dominate performance over a dangerous Dallas team, Wolff wa...

SF Loses to Scorpions

SF Loses to Scorpions

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Oct 10, 2010

The Mechanics lost to the Arizona Scorpions last week by a score of 2.5-1.5.  Jesse Kraai managed to beat Rogelio Barcenilla on board one, but Rensch and Adamson beat David and Danya respectively to clinch the match, as Yian was unable to win on b...

Mechanics Solid at Halftime

Mechanics Solid at Halftime

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Sep 26, 2010

by IM David Pruess Somehow, we are halfway through the regular season of the US Chess League already. Despite which, I feel like I don't yet have a handle on the strengths and weaknesses of any of the other teams; and little idea who the toughest...

A Wild Match

A Wild Match

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Sep 17, 2010

by IM David Pruess w/ annotations from GM Josh Friedel In week four we had one of those wild matches where you have no idea if the team will win, lose, or draw. These matches usually crop up when individual games also have that characteristic, an...

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