ACE Chess Update

Posted: October 18th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch


The Arizona Scorpions have clinched a playoff berth with a 6-2 record heading into week 9 of the US Chess League. Up next? A match against, arguably, the strongest lineup in the HISTORY of the USCL — with “GM vs IM” match ups on the top 3 boards:

Arizona Scorpions vs St Louis Arch-Bishops
Board 1:
IM Barcenilla, R. (AZ) vs GM Nakamura, H. (STL)
Board 2: GM Shulman, Y. (STL) vs IM Aldama, D. (AZ
Board 3: IM Rensch, D. (AZ) vs GM Finegold, B. (STL)
Board 4: Finegold, S. (STL) vs Mateer, A. (AZ)

Wish them luck and cheer for them on the ICC, or in person at Abstrax, Inc in Mesa on Wednesday October 20th at 6pm. Members can join the United States Chess League group for more up-to-date information and games!

Board 3 will perhaps “feature a preview” of what’s to come, as both Daniel Rensch and Ben Finegold will be competing in the SPICE Cup in Lubbock, Texas from October 28th-November 5th.

Upcoming Chess Schedule:

Unity Open — October 30th

Master Trek — November 6th

Best of Phoenix — November 20th-21st

Unity Open November 27th

Master Trek — December 4th