Let’s quickly look and see what Week 9 has in store for us. NJ is going to try and clinch the East, while Seattle closes in on the West. Everyone seems to be alive in the East while the West is seed-to-be-determined, with Dallas having an outside chance. I have done much lately in picking, although of course that’s all luck.
Queens Pioneers vs. Carolina Cobras
Queens wins to keep mathematically alive. Queens wins 2.5-1.5.
Dallas Destiny vs. Chicago Blaze
A battle for Dallas to stay alive in the West – Dallas and Chicago battle to 2-2 tie.
San Francisco Mechanics vs. Tennessee Tempo
San Francisco wins 3-1 – they have more to prove than Tennessee, who has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Philadelphia Inventors vs. New Jersey Knockouts
Gulko = win for NJ – should wrap up the division and may dash the playoff hopes of Philly. NJ wins 2.5-1.5.
Baltimore Kingfishers vs. New York Knights
The biggest match of the night perhaps. NY has the edge on board 4. Erenberg probably needs a win with white for Baltimore to have a chance. NY wins 2.5-1.5.
Boston Blitz vs. Miami Sharks
A match with significance for both teams. No Becerra, no LarryC – should be a tight match. Perelshteyn gives Boston the edge and a very narrow win. Boston wins 2.5-1.5.
Seattle Sluggers vs. Arizona Scorpions
I predict my Scorpions and Seattle battle to a tie, 2-2.
Last week – 5-2! (That is 10-4 in 2 weeks!).