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GM Ben Finegold
2587 (USCF) | 2500 (FIDE)
U.S. Open Champion

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IM Norm Rd 9 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Niemann, Hans"] [Black "Homa, Seth"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D07"] [WhiteElo "2298"] [BlackElo "2325"] [PlyCount "16"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. Qd3 Bxf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Yip, Carissa"] [Black "Hua, Lefong"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B75"] [WhiteElo "2196"] [BlackElo "2277"] [PlyCount "33"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"]

GM Norm Rd 9 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Hambleton, Aman"] [Black "Jayaram, Ashwin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D13"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2460"] [PlyCount "28"] [SourceDate "2016.06.13"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Nh5 7. Be5 e6 8. e3 f6 9. Bg3 Qb6 10. Qd2 Bd7 11. Bd3 Be7 12. O-O Nxg3 13. hxg3 f5 14. Rfc1 O-O 1/2-1/2 [Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Rosen, Eric"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B51"]

IM Norm Rd 8 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.12"] [Round "8"] [White "Hua, Lefong"] [Black "Brooks, Michael"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A42"] [WhiteElo "2277"] [BlackElo "2410"] [PlyCount "67"] [SourceDate "2016.06.12"] 1. d4 g6 2. c4 d6 3. e4 e5 4. Ne2 Nd7 5. Nbc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nh6 7. f3 f5 8. Qd2 Nf7 9. O-O-O O-O 10. exf5 gxf5 11. dxe5 Ndxe5 12. Nf4 c5 13. Nh5 Bh8 14. Kb1 a6 15. h4 Re8 16. Nd5 Be6 17. Bg5 Nxg5 18. hxg5 Nd7 19. Nhf6+ Nxf6 20. gxf6 Bxf6 21. Qh6 Bg7 22. Qxh7+ Kf8 23. Rh5 b6 24. Bd3 Ra7 25. Qg6 Rf7 26. Bxf5 Bxd5 27.

GM Norm Rd 8 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.12"] [Round "8"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Zierk, Steven"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B24"] [WhiteElo "2517"] [BlackElo "2488"] [PlyCount "41"] [SourceDate "2016.06.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 e6 6. Be3 Nd4 7. Nce2 Ne7 8. c3 Nxe2 9. Nxe2 b6 10. Qd2 h5 11. d4 d6 12. e5 d5 13. Bg5 Ba6 14. O-O Qd7 15. Rfe1 Rc8 16. Nf4 cxd4 17. cxd4 O-O 18. Bh3 Rc6 19. Bf6 Bh6 20. Qe3 Rfc8 21. Qa3 1-0 [Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.12"] [Round "8"]

GM Norm Rd 7 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Boros, Denes"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B87"] [WhiteElo "2459"] [BlackElo "2517"] [PlyCount "87"] [SourceDate "2016.06.11"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 b5 8. f4 Qc7 9. O-O Be7 10. f5 e5 11. Nde2 Bb7 12. Ng3 h5 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. Bxd5 h4 15. Nh1 Qc5+ 16. Nf2 Ra7 17. Bb3 Nxe4 18. Qe2 Nxf2 19. Be3 Nh3+ 20. gxh3 Qc7 21. Bxa7 Qxa7+ 22. Kh1 Qb7+ 23. Qf3 Qxf3+ 24. Rxf3 Nd7 25. Rg1 O-O 26. Bd5 Nf6 27.

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