The Chicago Blaze was stung more than once in last night's match with the Arizona Scorpions, but Mesgen Amanov and Sam Schmakel were able to crush their opponents' cephalothoraces to bring home the 2½-1½ win. Cool!
Rogelio Barcenilla is the first opponent to take a full point from the Blaze. He finds a cool shot in response to Yury Shulman's 23...e5. But with best play it should only be good for equality: Yury overpressed on move 24.