For only the second time in ten seasons, a drawn effort has been voted the best game of the season as this impressive effort between two of America’s younger GMs seemed to contain it all, and the judges’ votes validated that.
For the second year in a row, one of GM Joel Benjamin’s games managed an impressive second place finish in the Game of the Year Contest, a nice additional feather in his cap of a great season.
GM Wesley So put together what was probably the most impressive season in USCL History, but unfortunately for him, Game of the Year will be one accolade which will have to wait for next year as his final game was eliminated in third.
GM Wesley So’s third of four efforts managed an impressive fourth place finish, his second money game, but now his final effort will have to come through if he hopes to win the 2014 Game of the Year.
The first money game is the fourth of five draws, an exciting back and forth Najdorf that the judges seemed to appreciate every aspect of.