It's finally time for what is expected to be the most exciting part of the PRO Chess League: The Playoffs!
Here are my biased predictions:
Norway Gnomes 10,5
Mumbai Movers 5,5
The Gnomes have underperformed, but this time I expect them to finally show their class with 14 y/o Tor Fredrik Kaasen (who just recently scored his 2nd IM norm), on 4th board.
Gorky Stormbringers 5
Riga Magicians 11
The Magicians won't screw this one up.
Cannes Blockbusters 8,5
London Lions 7,5
Cannes the Blockbusters pull this one off?
Amsterdam Mosquitoes 8,5
London Towers 7,5
Hard to predict, but the Mosquitoes's will win by an inch.
Toronto Dragons 7
Miami Champions 9
Miami's young 4th board is a weakness, but it helps to have three top GM's led by superstar Lenier Dominguez.
Montclair Sopranos 9
Philadelphia Inventors 7
I'm still rooting for the Sopranos with their ex-wunderkind Marc Arnold on board.
Dallas Destiny 9
San Jose Hackers 7
Predicting a small upset for the young team against Mamedyarov & co.
San Diego Surfers 8,5
Rio Grande Ospreys 7,5
I feel the Surfers are a little bit more experienced.