Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blaze beats L.A., 3-1

O.K., so I'm a little behind schedule today....

On Board 1, Yury Shulman used his pet Winawer to draw easily with Black. I really don't believe in Black's line: if you could get 6...Qa5 and 7...Qa4 "for free," that would be great. But such moves take time, and queens are meant for greater roles than blockading a-pawns.

Having said that, I don't think U.S. champions care very much about my opinion. And the pitiful queen has had lunch and centralized by move 13.

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