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The Snowballs got bitten by the Mosquitos (6-10)  – Recap of Week 1

The Snowballs got bitten by the Mosquitos (6-10) – Recap of Week 1

StockholmSnowballs
Jan 15, 2017, 10:52 AM 0

 

The US PRO League kicked off this week and although we were very excited for this new online adventure the match didn’t go exactly as planned. Our team this week consisted of GMs Georg Meier, Evgenij Agrest, Erik Blomqvist and WIM Inna Agrest. An all local team living in Stockholm. This week we were scheduled to play against the Amsterdam Mosquitos that has a strong roster led by GM Van Wely (https://www.chess.com/news/view/loek-van-wely-leads-amsterdam-mosquitos-7345). Their line-up for this match was: GMs Wouter Spoelman and David Klein, IM Christov Kleijn and Lennart Dek. A strong team that invited for an interesting and challenging match.

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In the last round we would need a win with 3½ - ½ to even out the match, which we sure had our chances to.

Erik had a couple of chances throughout the game and the last one was in the position:

 

Inna had several serious chances, one of them was:

 

Unfortunately it seemed like the Snowballs were still in their winter sleep this week, but soon we will be back against the Reykjavik Puffins! Make sure to watch on Wednesday Jan. 18th 7:40 PM GMT.

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