There are a couple of reasons why a team in a match might have an average rating above 2400.75. They are:

1. Each team is allowed to use any rating list from September of the previous year through August of the current year. The ratings shown on this page will all be from August though - sometimes resulting in a seemingly higher rating average than would legally be allowed.

2. When a team uses a player rated above 2590, that player only counts as 2600 when determining a lineup's legality. However what is shown on this page will be the actual average which of course might be higher.

There are a couple of reasons why a team in a match might have an average rating above 2400.75. They are:

1. Each team is allowed to use any rating list from January through August of the current year. The ratings shown on this page will all be from August though - sometimes resulting in a seemingly higher rating average than would legally be allowed.

2. When a team uses a player rated above 2600, that player only counts as 2600 when determining a lineup's legality. However what is shown on this page will be the actual average which of course might be higher.

If there is a tie during the regular season as to the finishing order for playoff positioning, the following rules will be used (for instance if two teams are tied for second place with seven match points each). Tiebreak #1 is of course the first tiebreak with the lower ones being used only if all the above tiebreak procedures also result in a tie.

1. Total Team Game Points. Thus winning a match 4 - 0 will give you more tiebreak points than winning a match 3 - 1.

2. Average rating of opponents throughout the season, using the August rating list of that season.

3. Head to Head Results. If you have beaten the opposing team 1.5 - 0.5 during the regular season, you will get the higher seeding.

4. Total Match Points versus Divisional Teams. Thus if Team A went 4.0 - 2.0 in Divisional Matches while Team B went 3.5 - 2.5 then Team A would have the better tiebreaks.

5. Total Game Points versus Divisional Teams

6. Total Game Points from Board 1

7. Total Game Points from Board 2

8. Total Game Points from Board 3

9. Total number of team wins. Thus if one team has a total of twenty five points, with twenty of these points being from wins, whereas another team has a total of twenty five points with only nineteen being from wins, the team with twenty wins has the better tiebreaks.

10. An Armageddon blitz game between chosen members of the teams

If there is a tie between three teams in both match points and game points, we will use the above rules to decide the order amongst the teams. The last resort will be an online blitz game between chosen members of the teams.

If there is a tie during the regular season as to the finishing order for playoff positioning, the following rules will be used (for instance if two teams are tied for second place with seven match points each). Tiebreak #1 is of course the first tiebreak with the lower ones being used only if all the above tiebreak procedures also result in a tie.

1. Total Team Game Points. Thus winning a match 4 - 0 will give you more tiebreak points than winning a match 3 - 1.

2. Strength of Schedule; the team whose opponents have the highest combined record wins the tiebreak.

3. Average rating of opponents throughout the season, using the August rating list of that season.

4. Head to Head Results. If you have beaten the opposing team 1.5 - 0.5 during the regular season, you will get the higher seeding.

5. Total Match Points versus Divisional Teams. Thus if Team A went 5.0 - 3.0 in Divisional Matches while Team B went 4.5 - 3.5 then Team A would have the better tiebreaks.

6. Total Game Points versus Divisional Teams

7. Total Game Points from Board 1

8. Total Game Points from Board 2

9. Total Game Points from Board 3

10. Total number of team wins. Thus if one team has a total of twenty five points, with twenty of these points being from wins, whereas another team has a total of twenty five points with only nineteen being from wins, the team with twenty wins has the better tiebreaks.

11. An Armageddon blitz game between chosen members of the teams

If there is a tie between three teams in both match points and game points, we will use the above rules to decide the order amongst the teams. The last resort will be an online blitz game between chosen members of the teams.

If the regulation match is tied 2 - 2, the following tiebreak procedures will be take place after a ten minute break:

1. The fourth boards from each team will play each other. The team that won on the highest board during the original match will choose their color for the first game. If all regulation games were drawn, the lower rated team gets to choose colors for the first tiebreak game. The time control will be three minutes with a three second increment. The loser of this game will be eliminated, and the winner then faces Board Three of the opposing team.

2. This process continues with the next higher board on each team continually replacing any player of their team who gets eliminated.

3. If a game ends in a draw, both players are eliminated, except if at least one team is using its Board One in which case there is no elimination on a draw, instead colors reverse, and the game is replayed until there is a decisive result.

4. Colors will switch every game for the teams in all circumstances.

5. This process repeats itself until all four players from one team have been eliminated. Thus in order for your opponents to win the match, every one of your team members must be eliminated.

New York Knights /

SM Matt Herman


Matt Herman's Games

2013 Games: (2.0/6)

  1. Week 2: IM Eli Vovsha (MAN) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  2. Week 3: FM Steven Winer (NE) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  3. Week 4: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs GM Daniel Naroditsky (SF) 0-1
  4. Week 5: FM Dov Gorman (PHI) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  5. Week 6: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs SM Denys Shmelov (BOS) 0-1
  6. Week 9: GM Joel Benjamin (NJ) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1

2013 MVP Points: (-4)
2013 Performance Rating: 2362



2012 Games: (3.5/6)

  1. Week 3: FM Kazim Gulamali (BOS) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  2. Week 4: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs IM Daniel Naroditsky (SF) 0-1
  3. Week 8: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs FM Christopher Chase (NE) 1-0
  4. Week 9: FM Dov Gorman (PHI) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  5. Week 10: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs GM Boris Gulko (NJ) 1/2-1/2
  6. Quarterfinals: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs IM Eli Vovsha (MAN) 1-0 (Game of the Year!)     article

2012 MVP Points: 1
2012 Performance Rating: 2530



2011 Games: (4.5/9)

  1. Week 1: NM Jared Defibaugh () vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  2. Week 3: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Vadim Martirosov (BOS) 0-1
  3. Week 4: FM Ron Simpson (CAR) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  4. Week 6: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Dereque Kelley (SEA) 1-0
  5. Week 7: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Andrew Ng (NJ) 1-0
  6. Week 9: FM Arthur Shen (NJ) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  7. Week 10: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs IM Jay Bonin (PHI) 1/2-1/2
  8. Quarterfinals: SM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Vadim Martirosov (BOS) 1-0
  9. Championship: IM Angelo Young (CHC) vs SM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1

2011 MVP Points: (-5)
2011 Performance Rating: 2332



2010 Games: (0.5/2)

  1. Week 5: IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (BAL) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  2. Week 6: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs FM Marcel Martinez (MIA) 0-1

2010 MVP Points: (-1.5)
2010 Performance Rating: 2250



2009 Games: (4.5/9)

  1. Week 1: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Victor Shen (NJ) 0-1
  2. Week 3: FM Andrei Zaremba (MAN) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  3. Week 4: SM Mackenzie Molner (NJ) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  4. Week 5: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs FM Daniel Naroditsky (SF) 1-0
  5. Week 6: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs FM Shinsaku Uesugi (BAL) 0-1
  6. Week 9: WGM Sabina Foisor (BAL) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  7. Quarterfinals: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Vadim Martirosov (BOS) 0-1
  8. Semifinals: SM Mackenzie Molner (NJ) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  9. Championship: IM Alejandro Moreno Roman (MIA) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  10. Championship Tiebreaker Game #3: IM Alejandro Moreno Roman (MIA) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1-0

2009 MVP Points: 2
2009 Performance Rating: 2364
*Tiebreak Games don't count towards official USCL records



2008 Games: (4.0/6)

  1. Week 2: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Eric Rodriguez (MIA) 0-1
  2. Week 3: WGM Jennifer Shahade (PHI) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  3. Week 7: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Ilya Krasik (BOS) 1-0
  4. Week 8: NM Matt Herman (NY) vs FM Matthew Bengtson (PHI) 1-0
  5. Week 9: NM Aaron Kahn (BAL) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  6. Week 10: Andrew Ng (NJ) vs NM Matt Herman (NY) 0-1

2008 MVP Points: 7
2008 Performance Rating: 2367



2007 Games: (0.0/2)

  1. Week 2: NM Elvin Wilson (PHI) vs Matt Herman (NY) 1-0
  2. Week 3: Matt Herman (NY) vs Gregory Young (SF) 0-1

2007 MVP Points: (-4)
2007 Performance Rating: 1784



2006 Games: (4.5/7)

  1. Week 2: Matt Herman (NY) vs WGM Katerina Rohonyan (BAL) 0-1
  2. Week 5: Michael Lee (SEA) vs Matt Herman (NY) 1/2-1/2
  3. Week 8: NM Ilya Krasik (BOS) vs Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  4. Week 10: Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Elvin Wilson (PHI) 1/2-1/2
  5. Wildcard Round: NM Craig Jones (CAR) vs Matt Herman (NY) 0-1
  6. Semifinals: Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Ilya Krasik (BOS) 1-0
  7. Championship: Matt Herman (NY) vs NM Sam Shankland (SF) 1/2-1/2
  8. Championship Tiebreaker Game #1: NM Sam Shankland (SF) vs Matt Herman (NY) 1-0

2006 MVP Points: 2
2006 Performance Rating: 2331
*Tiebreak Games don't count towards official USCL records



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Stats as of August 2014

Rating2439
MVP Pts(-2.5)
Lifetime Score23.5/47 (50%)
Performance Rating2345
Date of Birth1986