Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chicago Blaze Match & Fundraiser Tomorrow: Note New Location!

Another email from Sevan Muradian:

Chicago Blaze

The season is once again upon us when the Chicago Blaze will take on the rest of the teams in the US Chess League. This year the US Chess League will see 3 new additional teams in the forms of LA, Saint Louie, and a New England area team.

The first game will be tomorrow (Monday) night at 8:00pm Central Time. We will be taking on the Seattle Sluggers, who this year are without their superstar GM Hikaru Nakamura (he's playing for St. Louis). The board by board match-ups are:
  • FM Slava Mikhailuk (SEA) vs GM Dmitry Gurevich (CHI)
  • IM Florin Felecan (CHI) vs FM Michael Lee (SEA)
  • NM Joshua Sinanan (SEA) vs "Mr. Undefeated" IM Angelo Young (CHI)
  • NM Eric Rosen (CHI) vs Alex Guo (SEA)
We will also be running a quick rated fundraiser tournament the same night to help fund the Chicago Blaze. The specifics are:

4R-SS G/15 + 10/sec increment. All equipment provided. $20 entry fee at the door. Blaze gear and book prizes only. Quick rated only. Everyone plays in a single section only. Registration from 6:45-7:15pm. Round 1 at 7:30pm and subsequent rounds paired as the previous rounds completes.

Normally all Chicago Blaze matches and fundraiser tournaments will be held at the North Shore Chess Center but since the carpeting hasn't been installed yet, the August 23 opening match and fundraiser will be held at the Holiday Inn North Shore hotel at 5300 W Touhy Ave in Skokie. We will be in the Devonshire room which is to the immediate right of the hotel registration desk.

For more information on the Chicago Blaze please visit the website at

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