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|The Scoop on Liberty Bell: Part I|
|By DimMak Films|
|January 21, 2010|
At the 2010 Liberty Bell Open, GM Alexander Shabalov emerged as the clear winner with 6/7, good for $2422 plus a clear first bonus of $121. 440 players turned out for the event, so payouts were increased to 121% of the projected prize fund.
Two sides of the draw
GM Shabalov talked to the US Chess Scoop about his tough draw against WIM Alisa Melekhina.
Melekhina also talked to the US Chess Scoop about the same draw, and her upcoming January 31 simul in New Jersey (sold out!)
Zenyuk: A Creative Tournament
WIM Iryna Zenyuk discussed her thrilling contests against IM Bryan Smith and Alex Barnett.
A "Cheesecake Dacha"
Finally, we hear from New York Knight Yaacov Norowitz on a draw against the young Josh Colas, a win over GM Stripunsky and how he picks his "Lesson of the Week." Find out more about Yaacov on his website and look for a follow-up with Yaacov in part II of this series.