3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

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3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Chexhero on Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:32 pm

Many are expecting Mr. Borghetti to win by a blowout in this year's 3-Move WTM. I do believe Lubabalo Kondlo is a bit underrated in 3-Move and I will be surprised if it's a blowout. At the end of the day, Miki Borghetti is probably the better player. I pick Miki to win 6-2. I will be however, rooting for the underdog!
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby George Hay on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:21 am

This will be an exciting match! (That is my prediction.) I respect both Champion Borghetti and Challenger Kondlo. I will be rooting for Kondlo! :)

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The American Checker Federation 2015-02-15 2015 News:

The 3-Move World Title Match between Michele Borghetti (Italy) and challenger Lubabalo Kondlo (South Africa) will play August 31 to September 13 in Livorno, Italy. Referee is Alan Millhone.
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby sergio on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:50 am

I can’t imagine how many hours Lubabalo has been studying checkers since last December, when I met him in Beijing. He said that he had plenty of time.

Anyway, for me Miki is the great favourite. I won’t make any predictions about this match. I only hope Miki will beat Lubabalo.

Here’s some information about the match:

August 30: Open Ceremony in the town hall of Livorno with local authority and The Ambassador of South Africa.
From August 31 to September 12: the match starts at 9:00 am (Italian local time), 4 games each day.
Rest days: September 3,7 and 10.
Closing Ceremony 13 September at 10:30 (Italian local time).

The entire match can be watched via live streaming online on http://www.micheleborghetti.it

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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Chexhero on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:00 pm

I have been told that Lubabalo has been training very hard for this match. The thing about Lubabalo, is he always seems to exceed expectations. It is worth noting that he has either finished ahead or even with Mr. Moiseyev in his last 3 out of 4 tournaments in which they have been in together, the one exception being that tournament in China. I expect him to succeed expectations again. His only problem is he will now be facing a beast with more experience and knowledge on the other side of the board. Also thanks for the link Sergio.
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:22 pm

What is amount of Match Fund and cash prize ?

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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby bazkitcase5 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:21 am

I will put in a prediction of 8-2 Miki

Kondlo is a fighter, but like any good fighter, he will go down swinging, which could cause him to lose a few more games than expected
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Chexhero on Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:17 pm

I have changed my prediction to 8-4 in favor of Borghetti. I am expecting there to be a lot of blood in this match.
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:11 pm

Chexhero wrote:I am expecting there to be a lot of blood in this match.
10-1 ? :D

On serious note, there are 5 major components you need to have in match:

1) Published play knowledge's;
2) Cross aboard abilities;
3) Champion / fighter spirit;
4) Physical form;
5) Luck.

Just think who is better and where and picture will be clear.

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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby rich beckwith on Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:20 pm

To answer Mr. Alex's question on prize fund, Carlo Bordini recently wrote me,

"About extra-budget I want to mean that the local committee has made a wonderful job and brought the prize from $2000 to $5000"

Plus I am sending $525 in US donations (and the bid also included board and much of the airfare for Lubabalo and Alan).
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 am

rich beckwith wrote:To answer Mr. Alex's question on prize fund, Carlo Bordini recently wrote me,

"About extra-budget I want to mean that the local committee has made a wonderful job and brought the prize from $2000 to $5000"

Plus I am sending $525 in US donations (and the bid also included board and much of the airfare for Lubabalo and Alan).
Great deal though, I like it. FID and match organizers did very good job.

I can't wait to see match in progress and games. Miki indeed should win but only time tells us - it will be close or one side match.

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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby sergio on Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:49 pm

Miki's website is not ready yet. However, the direct link to watch the games is https://livestream.com/accounts/3437375/events/4213650

Everything is ready- The first game starts tomorrow at 9:00 am (Italian local time). Lubabalo plays with black pieces.
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Re: 3-Move WTM 2015- Predictions

Postby Igor on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:56 am

World champion Michele Borghetti has defended his title. Either before or during the match, no one had any doubts who will be the winner. Bravo, my congratulation!!! I think that at the moment there is only one player who can stop MICKY. It is SERGIO…
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