Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wildcard Game #6
Wildcard #6: NM Mackenzie Molner (NJ) vs FM Marc Arnold (NY) 1-0
Arun Sharma: For the second time Greg Shahade managed to choose the game I had planned to pick in this spot (despite all of the negative reactions to Jonathan Hilton's last pick, you readers should realize how much *I* like having him around, after all I KNOW he'll never steal my next pick!). In any case, this was quite a suitable next choice for me as Molner played a nice game featuring a very good double piece sacrifice via which he essentially froze his opponent's position completely leaving him helpless to defend against the eventual breakthrough despite his material edge. This seems like a definite worthy contender.