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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.

The Scoop with IM Irina Krush from DIM mak films on Vimeo.


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. 

The Scoop with GM Pascal Charbonneau from DIM mak films on Vimeo.

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. 

The Scoop on IM Dean Ippolito from DIM mak films on Vimeo.


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.

The Scoop with John MacArthur from DIM mak films on Vimeo.

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.

The Scoop with IM Bryan Smith from DIM mak films on Vimeo.


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.


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