New England Nor’easters

             2010 USCL Champions

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  1. Expansion teams have, on average, not generally fared especially well in their first USCL seasons as the combination of unfamiliarness to playing long games on the internet along with general unfamiliarty with the League can often require at least a season to properly overcome.

    But if ever there was proof that trends cannot be relied on in the USCL, the Nor’easters’ 2010 season probably was the clearest example of it. Not only shattering the record for best regular season record enroute to scoring a whopping 9.5 – 0.5, New England also swept through the playoffs, shockingly convincingly winning the USCL Championship in their first season………


  2. By virtue of gaining a forfeit win on board 3, the New England Nor”easters won the 2010 U.S. Chess League Championship on Saturday, November 20, defeating the Miami Sharks, 3-1, The Sharks, the Western Division champions, were at a disadvantage when their third-board player was unable to make it to the playing site after experiencing car trouble. The following are board-by-board results, with the current ratings of the USCL players at the time of the match:


    •IM Sam Shankland (2559) 1-0 GM Julio Becerra (2612)
    •IM Robert Hungaski (2549) 1-0 FM Marcel Martinez (2475)
    •FM Christopher Chase (2386) 1F-0F FM Charles Galofre (2316)
    •NM Alex Cherniack (2311) 0-1 Nicholas Rosenthal (2017)
    *SOURCE MACA (Massachusetts Chess Assoc.)

  3. US Chess League, Internet Chess Club 2010
    White: Shankland, Sam(N.E.)
    Black: Becerra,Julio(Miami)
    1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Be3 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.Nxf6+ exf6 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O Re8 10.c4 Na6 11.Qd2 Bf8 12.Rfd1 Bf5 13.a3 Nc7 14.Rac1 Be4 15.Ne1 b5 16.d5 bxc4 17.dxc6 Qxd2 18.Rxd2 Nd5 19.Rxc4 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Bh6 21.Nc2 Rac8 22.Bf3 Bxc2 23.Rdxc2 Bxe3+ 24.Kf1 Bb6 25.Rd2 Red8 26.Ke2 f5 27.a4 Kf8 28.b4 Rxd2+ 29.Kxd2 Rd8+ 30.Kc2 Bc7 31.h3 h5 32.a5 Ke7 33.Kb3 Rd3+ 34.Rc3 Rxc3+ 35.Kxc3 Bg3 36.Kc4 Kd6 37.b5 Bf2 38.Bd5 h4 39.Bxf7 g5 40.Bd5 g4 41.b6 axb6 42.a6 b5+ 43.Kxb5 Ba7 44.Bb3 Kc7 45.Bd1 gxh3 46.gxh3 f4 47.Bf3 Bf2 48.Kc4 Kd6 49.Kd3 Kc7 50.Bd5 Bb6 51.Ke4 Bc5 52.Kxf4 Kb6 53.Kg4 Bd6 54.Kxh4 Kxa6 55.Kg5 Be7+ 56.Kg4 Kb6 57.h4 Bd8 58.h5 Kc5 59.Kf5 1-0

    Board 2
    White: Martinez, Marcel(Miami)
    Black: Hungaski, Robert(N.E)
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Qe2 d6 8.f4 g6 9.c4 Bg7 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Kh1 b6 12.Nf3 Nc6 13.Bd2 Bb7 14.Rae1 Nd7 15.Bb1 Rae8 16.b3 Qb8 17.Qf2 b5 18.cxb5 axb5 19.Bd3 Ba6 20.Qe2 Nb4 21.Bb1 Nc6 22.Bd3 Nb4 23.Bb1 Nc6 24.Bd3 Nc5 25.Bxb5 Bxc3 26.Bxa6 Bxd2 27.Nxd2 Qa8 28.Bc4 d5 29.Qf2 Qa5 30.exd5 exd5 31.Rxe8 Rxe8 32.Bxd5 Nd3 33.Qf3 Qxd2 34.Bxc6 Re3 35.Qd5 Re1 36.Qf3 Re3 37.Qd5 Re1 38.Qf3 Qe3 0-1

    Board 3 point awarded to New England (forfeit)

    Board 4
    White: Rosenthal, Nick(Miami)
    Black: Cherniack, Alex (N.E.)
    1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Qe2 dxe4 4.dxe4 e5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.c3 Bd6 7.g3 Bg4 8.Bg2 h6 9.h3 Be6 10.O-O Qd7 11.Kh2 g5 12.Nfd2 Nge7 13.Nc4 Ng6 14.Rd1 O-O-O 15.Nba3 Qe7 16.b4 h5 17.Nxd6+ cxd6 18.Qe3 g4 19.b5 Nb8 20.h4 Rhg8 21.Kg1 b6 22.Nc2 Kb7 23.Nb4 Rc8 24.a4 Rc5 25.Ba3 Rgc8 26.Nd5 Rxd5 27.exd5 Bf5 28.a5 Nd7 29.axb6 Nxb6 30.Bb4 Nf8 31.Ra6 Qc7 32.Rda1 Ra8 33.Qxe5 dxe5 34.d6+ e4 35.dxc7 Ne6 36.Bd6 Nc8 37.Be5 Nxc7 38.Rf6 1-0

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