|Mechanics board 4 Siddharth Banik|
(National K-8 Champion)
Click here to read the full report. Let's Go Mechanics!!It took last year’s Mechanics squad eight weeks to win a match – this year’s group got the ball rolling in week one with a convincing 3-1 victory over Los Angeles.Team captain John Donaldson took no chances, sending out the killer kid lineup in round one that clocks in at an average rating of 2452. A strong move, but I was worried about the plan if we lost or drew the match – there’s no stronger lineup to go to in week two to recover!
Fortunately, the kids (plus GM Vinay Bhat, no longer a kid, although once America’s youngest master) lived up to their ratings, and then some.