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2010 Seattle Sluggers (U.S. Chess League)

See the U.S. Chess League official website for more information.

Congratulations! With their match wins in weeks 9 and 10, the Sluggers made the USCL playoffs, and faced the Arizona Scorpions on Wednesday, November 3. Although the Sluggers are now eliminated from the playoffs, they made a nice comeback the second half of the season.


The Sluggers played their matches at the Chess4Life Chess Center in Bellevue, WA.

To make a donation to the Sluggers, go to

Information provided by Eddie Chang.

Dear Washington Chess Players and Sluggers Fans,

The 2010 US Chess League season is starting soon and the Seattle Sluggers are asking for donations to help cover expenses. This year the team plans to build a new Sluggers website, broadcast live commentary of all Sluggers matches, and add GM Varuzhan Akobian and GM Emil Anka to strengthen the line-up. The target amount we're trying to raise is $2,500.

Donations can be made via PayPal on the Sluggers USCL page: We're also accepting any new or used laptops for players to use during matches, which are played over ICC. If you know of anyone else who would be interested in making a donation, please forward this message.

Last year we won our first ever Western Division Title. This season we plan to go even further, and hopefully bring back a championship to Seattle!

Josh Sinanan, Seattle Sluggers Assistant Manager

Week Date Color Opponent Result Match
Results are given as Slugger's points - opponent's points
1 8/23 W Chicago Blaze 1.5-2.5 0
2 8/30 B Arizona Scorpions 1.0-3.0 0
3 9/7 W Miami Sharks 3.0-1.0 1
4 9/15 B San Francisco Mechanics 1.5-2.5 0
5 9/22 B Miami Sharks 2.0-2.0 0.5
6 9/29 W New Jersey Knockouts 3.5-0.5 1
7 10/6 B Los Angeles Vibe 2.0-2.0 0.5
8 10/11 B Dallas Destiny 1.0-3.0 0
9 10/18 W San Francisco Mechanics 3.5-0.5 1
10 10/27 W St. Louis Arch Bishops 3.0-1.0 1
Playoff 11/3 B Arizona Scorpions 2.0-2.0 0*
Overall game/match record 24.0-20.0 5.0-6.0
Place in Western Division standings   4th (tie)
*Lost playoff match because Arizona had draw odds