Friday, October 21, 2011
Board 1: Gurevich ½ - Holt ½
IM Conrad Holt is ranked 36th in the nation. He's 18 years old and still rapidly improving: I know a couple of GMs who don't look forward to playing him. Maybe Dmitry had a little something from the unusual opening, but both players collaborated to play a creative and correct game. After the e-pawn is traded for Black's a-pawn, neither player has any chances, so a draw was a natural result.