Monday, September 5, 2011

Rabin's second round of 2011 USCL Predictions!

I'm only going to explain a few of my predictions this week for the sake of time...

Tuesday's Matches

The finally beaten New England Nor'easters vs the Good Guys (The New York Knights) 

IM Vigorito- GM Kaschi 0-1 
GM Charb- IM Yedidia- 1-0
FM Riordan- Pressman 1/2-1/2::  The great "GM" Pressman makes his USCL debut.. He shall have some solid preparation for Riordan and for a long time defend a slightly worse position to hold a draw. 
Williams- Goldberg 1/2-1/2 
With a margin of error in mind, as Williams- Goldberg is a toss-up, the NY Knights will give the Nor-easters their second loss with a score of 2.5-1.5!

The battle of the revitalized teams: Philly and Carolina
 Both teams are revitalized this year and have much more potential than in the passed. However, things aren't looking to good for Carolina with the time odds they face..
GM Erenburg- IM Schroer 1-0... (You never though as Schroer did woe the crowds last week beating Fishbein) 
FM Korley- FM Bartell 0-1
FM Dehmelt-FM Simpson 1/2-1/2 
Jones-FM M. Shahade 1-0 
Philly wins 2.5-1.5 

St Louis( with Hikaru back!) vs the smooth LA Vibe 

GM Nakamura- GM Khaciyan 1-0 (time odds for Hikaru speed Nakamura--- no difference) 
FM Casella- GM Finegold 0-1
Cao- Kavutskiy 1-0
Yanayt- Ding 1-0
With Hikaru in town, St Louis is no doubt a strong contender: St. Louis wins 3-1

The Vicious Arizona Scorpions vs the Seattle Sluggers (w/o guest slayer Akobian) 
Perhaps, influenced by Akobian's draw last week, he's not making the trip tomorrow. 
GM Barcenilla- Cozianu 1-0 ( Akobian was needed here) 
FM Mikhailuk- IM Aldama 0-1
Adelberg-Sinanan 1/2-1/2
Feng-FM Atoufi 0-1 ( too big of a rating gap) 

Arizona wins 3-1..Margin of Error.....Arizona wins 2.5-1.5

Wednesday's Matches

Bahstan vs Manhattan*
*Before I go on with my predictions for this match, I want to make two things clear to all: 
1) I'm trying to be as objective as possible with my predictions and not siding for which teams I am rooting for and hope the players do not take it personal whether I predict they win, lose or draw
2) Although as I previously pointed out publicly I am currently disappointed with the Blitz, I neither hold any grudges with nor blame any player for anything

Anyways, without further ado: 
Sammour- IM Milman 0-1
IM Bartholomew- IM Esserman 0-1
IM Van de Mortel- IM Mandizha 1/2-1/2
Black-Mosiyenko 1/2-1/2 (On a side- note, please check out a nice article about James Black's celebration party this past weekend for becoming master on Vicary's blog: Congrats James!!
Another Drawn match at the end of the night

Baltimore  and New Joisy Fight to Get a Point of the Scoreboard 
GM "Rybka" Kaufman-GM Gulko 1/2-1/2
IM Ippolito-IM Enkhbat 1-0 ( with a higher rating, the white pieces and a 1-0 record in the USCL against Enkhbat it's hard to predict against Ipppolito)
Defibaugh- A.Shen 1-0 
Wu- Shoch 0-1 
Baltimore wins, leaving NJ in the black with a  2.5-1.5 margin. 

GGGg Chicago vs the Underpar Miami Sharks
Chicago's 3 GM team is just a little ridiculous of course brining back memories of the 2008 USATE team GGGg, which featured GMs Izoria, Perelshteyn, Dzindhi, and a little 300 rated kid.
GM Shulman- FM Olivera 1-0
FM Rodriguez- GM Friedel 0-1
GM Gurevich- Alvarez 1-0
Allen vs  Freitag( g) 1-0
Chicago wins 3-1 ( if Miami has any chance of holding Chicago the match to a draw, Allen must must win, and one board 1-3 needs to score an upset. Chances are though, I can see them at best getting one draw out of the 3 boards)

The Old-time Rivals The SF Mechanics and the Dallas Destiny Duke it Out 
GM Wolff- IM Bercys 1/2-1/2
IM Holt-GM Kraai 1/2-1/2
Naroditsky- Kiewra 1-0
Zorigt- Byambaa 1-0
Just Another Hard-fought Drawn match!!

1 comment:

  1. Very accurate prediction, especially the Arizona-Seattle match!