‘Top Chef’ predictions: Our contest leaders say Katie Weinner, Melissa King in danger

As Season 12 of “Top Chef” continues to heat up Boston, let’s check in with last week’s contest leaders to see who they’re predicting to win the season and which cheftestants will get cut on Wednesday’s new episode, titled “The Curse of the Bambino.”

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On last week’s Episode 2 leaderboard, is2gucci scored the highest points for “Boston’s Bravest and Finest” by correctly predicting the shocking elimination of Joy Crump.

Also predicting Crump’s dismissal were benutty, Pandamonium, rkenny4 and tonyrandall.

While four of these Top 5 have made their predictions for this week’s new episode, Pandamonium still has until 4 p.m. PT to log his choices.

Let’s examine the current Episode 3 predictions from four of our contest leaders.

Who will win ‘Top Chef’?
is2gucci predicts Adam Harvey
benutty predicts Doug Adams
rkenny4 predicts Mei Lin
tonyrandall predicts Rebecca LaMalfa

Which chef will be eliminated?
is2gucci predicts Melissa King
benutty predicts Katie Weinner
rkenny4 predicts Aaron Grissom
tonyrandall predicts Katie Weinner

Which chef will win the Quickfire Challenge?
is2gucci predicts Keriann Von Raesfeld
benutty predicts Doug Adams
rkenny4 predicts Gregory Gourdet
tonyrandall predicts Rebecca LaMalfa

Which chef will win the Elimination Challenge?
is2gucci predicts Katie Weinner
benutty predicts Gregory Gourdet
rkenny4 predicts Stacy Cogswell
tonyrandall predicts Rebecca LaMalfa

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It’s time for you to take on other “Top Chef” fans and show them how it’s done by predicting who will win this season, who’ll be voted out next, and which cheftestants will win the challenges. Get our weekly questions right and you could find yourself on our Season 12 leaderboard.

Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby and win our prizes, including a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

To get started, click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Top Chef” fans and TV execs who want to know which cheftestants you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off.

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google. After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

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We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Click on any box to bring up that event and get started.

To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Mei will win Season 12, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Mei will win, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the aspiring chefs who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

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The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.

Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining players will end up as the winner of “Top Chef” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below.

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