Minnesota Blizzard Stun Top-Seed Webster Windmills

Minnesota Blizzard Stun Top-Seed Webster Windmills

NM SamCopeland
Mar 13, 2018, 6:40 PM |

The Minnesota Blizzard pulled off one of the more spectacular upsets thus far in the PRO Chess League as they defeated the Webster Windmills, eliminating them from the PRO Chess League playoffs. The Windmills entered the match as the top-seed in the Atlantic Division, but as they have done all season, the Blizzard out-performed their ratings.

On their all-GM squad, a key performer for the Blizzard was GM Mauricio Flores who scored 3/4 including this great final-round victory that put the Blizzard over the top. 

2018 PRO Chess League | Playoffs Round 1 | Webster Windmills vs Minnesota Blizzard

Windmills Blizzard Mauricio Flores Andrew Tang Akshat Chandra Nikola Mitkov 8.5
Aleksandr Shimanov 2.5
Ray Robson 3
Illia Nyzhnyk 2
Thalia Cervantes 0
7.5 3 1.5 1.5 2.5

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