Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rabin Guestimates the Results for Week 3 Part 2!!

Monday night I did Ok..  a lackluster 6/16 game pts correct and 2/4 match pts correct: 50% I'll take it.

My Home-team the New York Knights Looking for a Juicy 3-0 vs My Old Teammates The Bahstan Blitz 

GM Kaschi- Sammour 1-0: Last year Sammour beat Kaschi in a wild tactical melee that was GOTW material.. This year though, Kaschi has the white pieces and Sammour will never quite equalize out of the opening and slowly get outplayed.

IM Catdog Esserman- GM Fed 1/2-1/2: Morra? Morra?- just maybe.. Catdog has been quite a beast  in the league but take note this his first USCL game ever against a GM...  Fed won't go for a complicated Morra and the game will end in peace.

Herman- Martirosov 1-0: Back in 09, Herman lost to Martirosov as white--- with two years, comes 200 rating points for Herman and he will sure be trying hard to even up the favor as he will likely outplay Martirosov in another Rossilimo Sicillian

Krasik-Bodek 1-0 : As Bodek makes his league debut, I predict he will face a hard time against Krasik, who steer the game away from main-line theory, which Bodek knows very well.

All in all NY wins 2.5-1.5 to dominate the East 3-0!!

The New Joisy Knockouts and the City of Brotherly Love Inventors duke it out to avoid the tail-end of the East 

GM Benjamin-GM Erenburg 1/2-1/2
FM Bartell-GM Gulko 1/2-1/2
IM Kapengut-IM Bonin 1/2-1/2
Fisher-Matlin 1-0
and Philly leaves NJ in the hole, winning with a 2.5-1.5 margin 

The Two-time Champs the Dallas Destiny vs the Tail-ending St. Louis Archbishops
If St. Louis, wants to start winning, they need some more help from Hikaru...
IM Bercys- GM Finegold 1/2-1/2
FM Banawa- IM Holt 0-1
FM Kiewra- FM Eckert 1-0
Hua-Xiong 0-1
With a margin of error in mind, The Dallas Destiny shall win 3-1.

Last but not least, we see the California Civil War: the LA Vibe vs the SF Mechanics

GM Khachiyan-GM Bhat 1/2-1/2 
GM Kraai- IM Amanov 1-0
FM Casella- Liou 1/2-1/2
Sevian-Kavutskiy 1-0 : complete toss up to me, but I'll say Sevian wins with white  

SF wins 3-1....m.o.e....2.5-1.5

And for the music bit, please download from Itunes Clapton and Marsalis's new live album from their 2011 show at Lincoln Center Asap as it is just amazing! (Review of the album to appear on the blog soon after I listen to it some more)


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