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Boston vs Baltimore Prediction

Sevian-BOS
Sep 25, 2013, 8:43 AM 0
Boston Blitz  Baltimore Kingfishers
IM Marc Esserman: 2569                           0.5         IM Levan Bregadze: 2469               0.5
SM Denys Shmelov: 2465    0.5     IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat: 2492                0.5
NM Vadim Martirosov: 2349       1     GM Larry Kaufman: 2401                0
NM Ilya Krasik: 2286                1     NM Andrew Zheng: 2159                 0
Average Rating: 2417     Average Rating: 2380
   
       
       
       
       
After Week 5 the first half of the season will be over, and 3/4 divisions will get tighter,while the South Division will become clearer.For example in the Atlantic Division New York [2.5-1.5] is only one match point ahead of the last place Manhattan. [1.5-2.5] In the Northeast division New England [3.5-0.5] is 1 Match point ahead of Connecticut [2.5-1.5], while Connecticut is half a game ahead of Boston [2.0-2.0], for the second place playoff spot, Baltimore is in last,with [0.5-3.5] and if they want to have chances for a playoff berth, they need to win, I will try to predict what will happen in the match Boston vs Baltimore. [Boston gets white on boards 1 and 3] On board 1 IM Esserman has white against IM Bregadze, where Bregadze can defend against Essermans attack, and therefore the game will end in a draw. On board 2 SM Shmelov plays black against  IM Enkhbat where Denys will comfortable hold the draw. On board 3 Martirosov has white against GM Kaufman, where Vadim will play very solid, and outplay his opponent, to take the point for the Blitz. Finally Krasik is black against Andrew Zheng, I don`t know much about him, but Ilya will use his rating advantage and outplay his opponent to win the game. So, Boston wins 3-1, and gets closer to either second or first place, depending on what happens in New England-Connecticut. Check out the games Wednesday night at 7:30 on Chess.com!                                                                                      

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