PCL QUARTER FINALS
One thing became ultimately clear last week, and that's that having a Super GM on your team is a real advantage. Now, would this be true if their full rating was averaged into the team's stats? I don't know. But what I do know is that only one Super GM's team has been dropped so far . . . but we still have 4 remaining, and they're getting set on a collision course.
Carlsen, MVL, Caruana, and So will all try to make their respective teams invincible as they lay against their respective opponents. After seeing Nakamura drop, we know that simply having a Super GM in your ranks doesn't assure victory. More than that, the challenging teams are no slouches. They didn't get this far into the playoffs by whistling Dixie.
Even so, this pundit is calling for a 4 game sweep for the Super GM laden teams.
Gorky v Norway 6-10 Gnomes
Marseille v Stockholm 9-7 Migraines
Montreal v Krakens 9.5-6.5 Chessbrothers
Saint Louis v Webster 10-6 Archbishops