Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 1?
With the advent of the PRO Chess League only hours away, Chess.com assembled a panel of five chess pundits to predict the outcomes of every match this season.
The experts have quite a bit of work ahead of them, handicapping 24 matches each week. We've asked them to predict not only the match winner, but the final score.
We will be keeping track of the season-long success rates and crowning a winning pundit at season's end (based on match predictions, not game scores).
Click on their blogs to see who they think will be victorious in week one and why.
Here's a brief introduction of each member of the panel and a link to his blog:
See which matchup he thinks will end 14-2!
King loves anagrams, and you'll want to see what phrase he made out of the letters in "Marseilles." He also makes a bold MVL prediction!
King is in front of a map of Mississippi. He works there in Oxford for the Center for Mathematics and Science Education. There's a chess component, but just recently he was also "at work" solving the Tower of Hanoi.
He "expects to be accused of bias" and you can let him know if he's guilty.
Shaun McCoy: Columbia, South Carolina. Week one predictions here, complete with movie references!
McCoy is the director of support for Chess.com and an accomplished author. You can see his full catalogue of books here (not surprisingly, two of them feature "knights").