Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wildcard Games #6 and #7 Prelude

For picking the last two Wildcard games this year, the GOTW Judges each picked one more potential choice (in the reverse order of the way the first five Wildcard picks were made), and those choices were:

Arun Sharma: GM Jaan Ehlvest (TEN) vs GM Alejandro Ramirez (ARZ) 1-0

Greg Shahade: GM Julio Becerra (MIA) vs GM Giorgi Kacheishvili (NY) 1-0

Jim Dean: GM Julio Becerra (MIA) vs GM Josh Friedel (SF) 1-0

Jeff Ashton: GM Eugene Perelshteyn (BOS) vs FM Bruci Lopez (MIA) 1-0

Michael Aigner: WFM Bayaraa Zorigt (DAL) vs David Adelberg (ARZ) 0-1

and then each judge independently ranked these five games from first to fifth, and using the same scoring system as used for GOTW, the two games with the highest totals became the final two GOTY Wildcards.

So which two games did the judges end up voting for to be in the GOTY contest for from these? Well what the actual voting was will be announced in the next few days so check back here then! In the meantime, be sure to vote in the poll to the right to guess which game you think is most likely to have gotten in.

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