Sherwood, Russell Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Euro Team Cup has commenced! This new event is intended to extend on the familiar friendly format and provide something akin to a Davis cup format for CC.
The initial round has generated a number of interesting match-ups:
Russia - France
The Russian Team have an edge (2413 v 2371) average rating with French only matching on the Top 5 Boards.
Prediction: Russia 23 - France 17
Italy - Ukraine
The Italians have the edge here (2434-2371 average rating), again with Ukraine only matching on the Top 5 Boards
Prediction: Italy 22.5 - Ukraine 17.5
Evenly matched in terms of rating (2326 v 2303), however this looks to be a little misleading when individual match ups where Spain appear to have the edge.
Prediction: Spain 22- Poland 18
Netherlands - Romania
The Romanians appear have an edge both in terms of average rating but this becomes much more complex on lower boards.
Prediction : Romania 22 - Netherlands 18
Next time a review of the Germany - Norway - Slovenia match and the Big one, Wales - Sweden!
Updated Saturday, January 25, 2020 by Russell Sherwood