IM Ben Finegold – He needs 1/2 point in 2 games to clinch his GM title. He will have White against FM Rensch in round 8 and Black against GM Perelshteyn in round 9.
IM Ray Robson – He needs to win both of his games to clinch his GM title. He will have White against GM Diamant in round 8 and Black against FM Rensch in round 9.
FM Danny Rensch – He needs 1 point in 2 games to clinch his IM title. He will have Black against IM Finegold in round 8 and White against IM Robson in round 9.
September 26 2pm Round 8
Finegold – Rensch
Robson – Diamant
Bhat 1/2 Perelshteyn
Papp – Antal
Kuljasevic – Ippolito
Saturday, September 26 2pm – Round 7
So – Hammer
Kuzubov 1/2 Mamedov
Andreikin – Akobian
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