PRO Chess League - PLAYOFF Recap: Webster Defeats San Jose :(

PRO Chess League - PLAYOFF Recap: Webster Defeats San Jose :(

IM hellokostya

Unfortunately the San Jose Hackers' season came to an end Wednesday night, as the Webster Windmills won the Divisional Semifinal by a score of 9.5-6.5.

After the first round was tied 2-2, the Windmills won the second round 2.5-1.5, while the 3rd round was again drawn 2-2. This meant the Hackers were down by just a single point going into the final round, but with Webster holding draw odds, we'd need a 3-1 finish in order to win the match. Well, the final round was indeed 3-1, but in Webster's favor! All in all a tremendous fight with the deserving winner advancing to the next round.

Check out the full Twitch stream here, featuring commentary by myself, along with GM Elshan Moradiabadi, NM Christopher Yoo, & NM Teemu Virtanen:

After the match ended, I joined ChessTV to talk more in-depth about the San Jose Hackers, interviewed by IM David Pruess and GM Alex Yermolinsky:

Well we didn't go as far as we wanted to (the championships ), but a great first season nonetheless, and we'll be back next year, stronger than ever!!

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