|Four Pull Ahead in Orlando|
|August 3, 2014|
After eight rounds at the US Open (Orlando, July 28-August 3), four players have pulled away with 7/8: Young GMs Conrad Holt (21) & incoming Webster student Illia Nyzhnyk (17), current Webster student GM Fidel Corrales Jiminez and IM Michael Mulyar.
Mulyar took down UMBC student GM Akshayraj Kore quickly, gaining a dominant opening position vs. Kore's Bogo-Indian:
Holt won against IM John Bryant, finding a strong sequence after 22.dxe6 and 23. Nxb6! :
Nyzhnyk also joined the leaders when GM Zapata faltered in a rook endgame with 54. Rd1 instead of Rd8:
Fidel Corrales Jiminez is also on 7/8 after a win over GM Gurevich.
TD Jon Haskel pointed a funny round eight pairing: Mason-Dixon.