Saturday, October 15, 2011
We are 8 miles (weeks) High!: Rabin Predict's Wk 8 Part 1!
The Battle for the Top: The Solidly Performing Philly Inventors vs My Homies: The NY Knights!!!
GM Panchanathan-GM Kacheishvili 1/2-1/2 Panchanathan is a rock who won't get any real advantage against Kaschi out of the opening with his Reti or similar opening but Kaschi won't push any further!
GM Charbonneau- FM Bartell 1-0 Charbonneau will win after wild complications in an advanced Caro
IM Bonin- "GM" Pressman 1/2-1/2 These players have amazingly played each other about 130 times otb. It is the Bone himself who gave Pressman the "honorary GM title"- if your gonna be a GM, your gonna have to be be bad the the Bone! Anyways' I'm gonna go with a draw here since both players are relatively solid in the league and in the last 12 months, they have 7 draws out of 13 games!
Gershenov-Fisher 0-1 Fisher will take advantage of some unsound sacrifice- Thats 7-0 for Fisher!
and at the end of the night, Philly and NY will be tied for 1st as there shall be a drawn match 2-2
Two Teams Fight to Even up Their Scores : The Carolina Cobras vs The Boston Blitz
IM Schroer- GM Sammour 0-1 I often have trouble predicting games between strong solid IMs and GMs but if there's one GM in the league that is good at mixing up positions for the win, its Jorge!
FM Griego-FM Korley 1-0
FM Simpson- IM van de Mortel 0-1 He beat Simpson with black pretty convincingly last year in 26 moves- why not again?
and with a moe in mind, the Boston Blitz will keep their playoff hopes as Boston will win 2.5-1.5
The IM storm (3 IMs!) SF Mechanics vs the Slightly Behind Arizona Scorpions!
IM Naroditsky- IM Molner 1/2-1/2 Mac seems to be crushing anyone who crosses his path with white and making peace with anyone good player as black!
FM Banawa-IM Zilberstein 1/2-1/2
IM Pruess-Adelberg 1-0
FM Atoufi-Liou 1-0
and Arizona shall remain slightly behind as we will see a drawn match 2-2
The Teams with Inverse Scores face off: The Seattle Sluggers vs the LA Vibe
IM Orlov-IM Matikozyan 1-0
IM Amanov-FM Mikhailuk 1-0
Sinanan-WGM Abrahayman 0-1
and with a moe in mind, LA will win 2.5-1.5 leaving Seattle in the black