Thursday, February 7, 2008

Game of the Year 15th Place Prediction

Another small bump in the road, but as I mentioned in my critique, I feel this one only tried to trip me up rather than actually making me fall. Nevertheless, wrong is still wrong, and I'm really looking to get back on track this week. I do intend to stick with what I feel are the favored games to get eliminated for this week even though those games have failed me in the past two weeks since I have faith in the ultimate generally resting place for those games (plus this way I also have to be correct again at some point!). This is what I would classify each game's chances at for next week (note that I will be adding the Bhat vs Nakamura game to the "main" list from now on, in part due to my continued disdain for all who keep insisting that that game deserves to win somehow).

37%: NM Mackenzie Molner (NJ) vs IM Larry Kaufman (BAL) 1-0

16%: IM Vinay Bhat (SF) vs IM John Bartholomew (DAL) 1-0,
SM Jorge Sammour-Hasbun (BOS) vs IM Davorin Kuljasevic (DAL) 1-0

10%: IM Bryan Smith (PHI) vs GM Eugene Perelshteyn (BOS) 1-0

8%: IM Dmitry Zilberstein (SF) vs IM John Bartholomew (DAL) 1-0

7%: IM Vinay Bhat (SF) vs GM Hikaru Nakamura (NY) 1-0

6%: Any of the Other Games (Total)

Number of Points: 39

We'll see if the road becomes more flat and less bumpy for me come next week!


Anonymous said...

what, do you like have a grudge against vinay bhat or something?!

Arun Sharma said...

Actually, just as my post says, I have a grudge against the people who think that game should win, not against him (especially those who've been saying how crazy I am for predicting that game to finish 9th when so many fans think it deserves to win).

Personally, I wouldn't mind at all if Vinay were to win the top prize, but the person who I really want to win is the one who played the most deserving game. Despite what a lot of people seem to think, Vinay's game definitely doesn't seem to fit that qualification.

Anonymous said...

do you have a grudge against mackenzie molner or something?

Anonymous said...

Does not sound like he has any grudge at all, actually.