Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wildcard Game #5

Wildcard #5: SM Jorge Sammour-Hasbun (BOS) vs IM Robert Hungaski (NE) 1-0

Arun Sharma: A game which I really felt should have won GOTW in Week 1 in place of the game which wound up nudging it out, Holt vs Banawa. Like many GOTW decisions, whether this opinion is correct is very much a matter of taste, with the two games being very different stylistically.

For me personally, while the Holt game was more entertaining, the Sammour-Hasbun game seemed very, very clean by the winner with not too many mistakes overall which I definitely cannot claim the same for the other game. As such, I personally would have preferred this to be the winner then, and thus it seems appropriate to add this to the GOTY Contest.

1 comment:

hootie and the blowfish said...

or Williams-Wu, the infamous game that led to Krush-gate if you will, you may recall Mrs Krush called this game "total trash and garbage and an insult to all chess playing humanity". But Greggy and Aruni thought otherwise and awarded it 2nd place.