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|The Scoop on Liberty Bell, Part II|
|January 23, 2010|
The second installment of videos from the 2010 Liberty Bell Open features GM
Pascal Charbonneau, IMs Irina Krush, Dean Ippolito and Bryan Smith and
Columbia Grammar coach John MacArthur. Also see the first installment of US Chess Scoop videos with tournament winner Alexander Shabalov, WIMs Iryna Zenyuk and Alisa Melekhina and SM Yaacov Norowitz.
A Tough Sacrifice and a 40th Move Miracle
IM Irina Krush talks about her games against GM Sergey Kudrin and Teddy Coleman.
Canadian vs. American Opens
Although Canadian-born, New York based GM Pascal Charbonneau was not playing in the tournament, he shares his impressions of the Liberty Bell Open and Philadelphia.
Playing to King vs. King
IM Dean Ippolito talks about juggling his business duties for Dean of Chess Academy with being a father and chess preparation. He also describes his most memorable game of the Liberty Bell Open.
To play up or down
Columbia Grammar coach John MacArthur talks about the pros and cons of playing up. His recommendation for his student Linda Diaz worked out well- she tied for first in the Under 1900 section.
Smith on Tough Wins against WIMs
Philadelphia's own IM Bryan Smith details two interesting struggles against WIM Alisa Melekhina and WIM Iryna Zenyuk, both of whom were featured in Part I of this series.
See prize money details on chesstour.com, rating changes on the MSA for the Liberty Bell and the first installment of Chess Scoop videos from the Liberty Bell Open.