[imagefield_assist|fid=3522|preset=frontpage_200x200|title=|desc=|link=none|origsize=|align=left|width=200|height=200]GM Ben Finegold and IM Irina Krush played a long and hard-fought draw in a round 1 match that was rescheduled because Krush made a late arrival to the tourney. Finegold had the black pieces against a determined Krush, and the two fierce competitors slugged out a nail-biting draw.
As time was winding down, both players found themselves in time trouble relying only on their increment to save them. the game ended in a rook vs. rook draw, which leaves GM Finegold with a score of 2/4 and IM Krush a score of 1.5/4.
Round five action has just gotten underway as GM Julio Becerra and 13-year-old FM wunderkind Darwin Yang square off in a battle for first place.
With a win for Finegold, a decisive game between Becerra and Darwin, and an IM Dean Ippolito loss or draw, GM Finegold could find himself in a tie for second after five rounds. Ben has the black pieces against IM Davorin Kuljasevic.
Watch it live here: http://www.monroi.com/watch/?tnm_id=1364
Check out the PGN of Krush vs. Finegold:
Bf4 a6 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Nd2 Nf6 15. Bg5 Nd5 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Ncxe4 f5 18. Ng3
f4 19. exf4 Nxf4 20. f3 h5 21. Rfe1 Qg5 22. Rc7 Bd5 23. Qc2 h4 24. Re5 Rf5 25.
Nde4 Bxe4 26. Nxe4 Qd8 27. Qc4 b5 28. Qc5 Nd3 29. Qd6 Nxe5 30. dxe5 Rf7 31. Rc6
Rc8 32. Qxd8+ Rxd8 33. Rxe6 Rd1+ 34. Kf2 Rb1 35. Rxa6 Rxb2+ 36. Ke3 Rxg2 37. h3
Re7 38. e6 Rg1 39. Kf4 Re8 40. Ke5 Re1 41. Rb6 Re3 42. Kf4 Ra3 43. Rxb5 Rf8+
44. Kg4 Raxf3 45. e7 R8f4+ 46. Kg5 Rxe4 47. Rb8+ Kh7 48. e8=Qe8 Rg3+ 49. Kf5 Rxe8
50. Rxe8 Rxh3 51. Kg4 Rh1 52. Re3 Kh6 53. a4 g5 54. Re6+ Kg7 55. Kxg5 h3 56.
Kh4 Ra1 57. Kxh3 Rxa4 1/2-1/2>>>|white=Irina Krush|black=Ben Finegold|white_rating=2461|black_rating=2534]
1-2. Yang, Becerra 3.0
3. Ippolito 2.5
4-6. Antal , Papp, Finegold 2.0
7-9. Kuljasevic, Hansen, Krush 1.5
10. Kraai, 1.0