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The round robins get started tomorrow, looks like a few interesting matchups.

I figure for the men that Canada are definitely the favourites, with Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Scotland the main potential challengers. Denmark's a dark horse, Rasmus Stjerne and Frederikson could get into the playoffs for sure.

Murdoch and Edin have good records, but haven't done a lot this season (Edin went 5-4 at Europeans), wouldn't be surprised to see one of them have a tough week. I guess I'd go with Canada, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden in the playoffs.

Looks like a cracker of a tournament for the women, there's a lot of quality, looks hard to predict. Jones has a great record in Canada, but hasn't been great internationally; Muirhead, Wang, Ott and Sigfredsson are all capable of taking it. Sweden hasn't been great this year on tour, but won Europeans, while China were poor for a couple of years, but have played pretty well lately.

I'll go with Scotland, Canada, China and Sweden in the playoffs, with the Swiss being the surprise team to miss out. I think only Scotland would surprise me if they didn't make the playoffs, I think Muirhead's just great, can make a ton of shots. Gotta admit seeing Homan blow the field away in Montreal this week makes me wish we could have seen them in Sochi instead, but Jones should be fine.

Some good games on day 1, especially for the women, Wang-Jones and Muirhead-Sigfridsson should be interesting. Tough start for the Swiss men, getting Edin then Jacobs. Only other interesting game of the day for me on the men's side is Edin-Murdoch in the evening. Anybody else looking forward to the tournament?

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Great Britain women get 7 points in one end. Wow.

7 in one end! Go girls!

What a gutsy call in the 10th end by David Murdoch but it pays off. He makes an amazing double, Great Britain beats the pants out of Norway, 6-5

Good start for Edin, the only team at 2-0. Big game for Jacobs against Sweden, starting 1-2 would put Canada in a bit of a tough spot, not much margin for error. DEN-RUS was a ton of fun to watch, crowd was fired up but clearly doesn't understand curling too well.

Jones looked good on the women's side, from what I saw the chinese third was making some quality shots early, but Wang couldn't do much with the chances, and Jones pulled away. Looked like a ton of rocks in play in Scotland-Sweden, had one end where 15-of-16 rocks were still in at the end! Sweden-Canada should be interesting in the morning, also looking forward to seeing if Russia or Korea can get a hot start.

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Sweden was 4-2 up vs Canada in the 6th, but Jacobs took two and it's 4-4. Canada already lost to Switzerland and have yet to meet Scotland and Norway.., 4 of these 5 teams will prob advance.

You really don't wanna go down 1-2 here..,

Two "easy" matches against USA and Russia for Norway.., they are evidently not as good in curling as they are in nuclear arms races. 5-3 against Russia in the 6th..,hm.., still game, but prob looking at 7-3 or 6-3 now.

Looking like a good tournament. On the women's side, it's hard to see Sweden challenge Canada after the previous match.

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Jacobs really can't afford to lose for a while. Three loses is usually the threshold for elimination at the Olympics, and after three games he's already at two...

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Great Britain women get 7 points in one end. Wow.

Ha, I was just about to post the same thing. That might be an Olympic first right there. I know I've seen a 5. I think maybe once a 6. Never a 7 though. Unreal how bad the U.S. teams are doing at this Olympics thus far

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Ha, I was just about to post the same thing. That might be an Olympic first right there. I know I've seen a 5. I think maybe once a 6. Never a 7 though. Unreal how bad the U.S. teams are doing at this Olympics thus far

There was a 6 in the men's gold medal game in 2006. So yes this has to be a first.

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OK, I was only half watching that because I was at work (sshhhh)....seems they were a bit embarrassed about it really and it had more to do with the US having a terrible blip. Still, an Olympic record is an Olympic record.

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Crazy to see that 7-ender :blink: From what I saw, US had a couple of bad draw, McCormick flashed when she tried to hit and bail them out, and by then they decided to try and draw to give up 2 or 3 instead of more, but missed three straight draw. Just a disaster for them.

Sweden, China and Norway all undefeated for the men, British at 2-1, Danes and Swiss at 1-1. Jacobs better get his team going, he can't afford to lose more than one more game; 3 losses is still in the playoffs, 4 you need help and tiebreakers. Switzerland-GBR probably the most interesting of the day on the men's side. Norway have had a really soft schedule so far, it'll be their fourth game before they play anyone with a win currently.

Canada beat up the Swedes on the women's side, Jones looks totally set, very impressive. Swiss are undefeated too, then a big group at 1-1. Big game for Russia tomorrow to stay up near the top, and Canada-Scotland shoul be a fun one to watch.

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Now I have regained my composure .The greer was for the women

Did Eve Muirhead really have to take that risk at the end

And great to see the men doing well.

No she didn't. But that is Eve, lots of risk, lots of reward. But also its Jennifer Jones, if you had to pick any skip in the world to have a draw to the button to win a game its JJ (since Norberg is no longer playing)

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