Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wildcard Game #3
Wildcard #3: GM Giorgi Kacheishvili (NY) vs IM Sam Shankland (NE) 0-1
Jim Dean: This was among my favorite games of the year as Shankland seemed to be extremely well prepared in the opening, and his handling of the endgame was perhaps even more impressive. Beating a strong GM with the Black pieces in this fashion makes this game, in my opinion, a strong GOTY candidate.