Four Grandmasters are tied with 7/8 going into the final round of the US Open in Madison, Wisconsin. All four won their penultimate games, with Fishbein taking down a higher rated Grandmaster, Jorge Cori in a line of the Sicilian he knew well from years of playing similar structures in the 6.Be2 Sicilian. “Sometimes experience is worth a lot too”, he commented in a post mortem analysis session on our Twitch feed (which will also be live today starting at 4 ET). Fishbein explained that he realized the idea of e5 was even stronger with a bishop on g2, as opposed to on f3 in traditional Be2 Sicilian structures.
Timur Gareyev, who joined the leaders’ circle with a win over Andrey Stukopin was recognized earlier that day for his outstanding achievements in blindfold chess.
— US Chess (@USChess) August 4, 2018
In the final round Fishbein plays Li with White while Liang faces Gareyev.
Four Grandmasters are tied with 7/8 going into the final round of #usopenchess 🏆
Who will take the title, trophy and coveted #uschesschamps spot?
— US Chess (@USChess) August 5, 2018