Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wildcard Game #4

Wildcard #4: IM Dmitry Schneider (QNS) vs GM Eugene Perelshteyn (BOS) 1-0

Jonathan Hilton: When I heard it was time for me to pick my second WildCard Game for Game of the Year, my immediate thought was: oh no, what if I pick a game as bad as Bonin vs Shmelov from last year? I'd had this particular game in mind — it was a little messy, but it was exciting and hard fought – I scrutinized it a bit using the computer just to make sure. Since there seemed to be no obvious outright blunders, I figured give it a go. I felt Schneider's enterprising play, especially putting the Queen on c1, led to a rich middlegame. Perelshteyn seemed to put up tough resistance once he sacrificed the exchange, however one would expect no less, since he authored a book on the Accelerated Dragon with Alburt & Dzindzi not all that long ago.


Anonymous said...

This is a very underrated game in my opinion. The fact that Perelshteyn is an expert in the Accelerated Dragon makes Schneider's performance that much more impressive. Perelshteyn seemingly didn't make any mistakes either, just a good overall game.

Anonymous said...

This game is total trash and a bore

Anonymous said...

Huh??????? Whats so special about this one?