Sunday, October 28, 2012

The End is Approaching: Rabin Predicts the Results of the 2012 USCL Season's Week 9, Part 1

I've been on a tear with match predictions; the last three consecutive nights I got 3/4 correct. I did have a little bit of luck last Wednesday however, as only got 7/16 or 43.75% of game predictions correct.

In honor of the great Hurricane Sandy, I shall share with you a live version of "Hurricane" from one of my favorite Israeli-American bands Soulfarm for my Youtube video of the night!

The Carolina Cobras give Rating and Time Odds to the Dallas Destiny

IM Schroer- GM Sadorra 0-1 We all know Schroer has the capability of playing solid chess, but Sadorra is also good at mixing stuff up!

GM Holt- FM Korley 1-0

Jones-Safin 1/2-1/2

Guenther- Mu 0-1

and wins from the GMS shall lead the Destiny to victory, Dallas wins 2.5-1.5

The Miami Sharks and the Los Angeles Vibe Shall Attempt to Break Their 1-1 Tied Lifetime Record

GM Becerra- IM Amanov 1-0

IM Kiewra- SM Perez 1-0

FM Rodriguez- FM Kavutskiy 1/2-1/2

Korba- Rosenthal 0-1 a toss-up between two of the league's underrated youngsters... I'll go with Rosenthal as he has more league experience under his belt.

and Miami shall earn a plus lifetime score against LA, Miami wins 2.5-1.5

The St. Louis Arch Bishops shall Attempt to Maintain a Positive Lifetime Record against the Arizona Scorpions (score currently 1.5-.5)

GM Diamant- IM Molner 1-0

IM Altounian- IM Kannappan 1/2-1/2

IM Bregadze- IM Mohandesi 1-0

Chakraborty- Hendrickson 0-1 a toss up, but I'm gonna go with Hendrickson after seeing his stellar performance at the recent SPICE cup, where he gained almost 60 rating points!

and with a margin of error in mind, ST. Louis Shall win 3-1

Two of the Western Division Veteran Heavy-Hitters Duke it Out: The Seattle Sluggers vs the San Francisco Mechanics

GM Akobian- GM Bhat 1-0

GM Kraai- IM Orlov 1-0

Sinanan- FM Lee 1-0

Wheeler- Feng 1/2-1/2

and Seattle Shall Make San Francisco's playoff prospects minimal; Seattle Wins 2.5-1.5


  1. Your math doesn't add up again. Look at the stl v Ari score.

  2. With respect to the math on the STL vs ARI match, I believe his point was that those are his predictions on the individual boards, but "with margin of error in mind", he thinks the match score is most likely going to be 3-1. Essentially, he's assuming he'll be off by a half-point in one of the other predictions, but he's not sure which. Evan can scold me if I'm misinterpreting :)

  3. anonymous #2 is correct.... unfortunately things didn't go my way, as Arizona won 2.5-1.5:(