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GM Alex Shabalov wins Bahamas International

The Bahamas International & Amateur was held from October 24-28, 2012 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

GM Alex Shabalov won the International Section, finishing with an undefeated 6.5/9 and taking home the $2000 first prize. Few days ago Shabalov qualified for the 2013 World Cup.

Half-point behind Shabalov was GM Alexander Goldin who collected $1200 for his efforts over the five days.

Yaacov Norowitz and Erik Santarius both scored IM norms. Norowitz had secured his norm before the round 9, while Santarius earned his with a last round draw against Goldin.

Final standings:
1. GM Alexander Shabalov 2570 USA ($2000.00) – 6,5
2. GM Alexander Goldin 2549 USA ($1200.00) – 6,0
3-4. IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2469 CAN ($700.00) and Yaacov Norowitz 2420 USA ($700.00) – 5,5
5-9. GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2582 GEO ($700.00), GM Joshua E Friedel 2495 USA ($700.00), IM Justin Sarkar 2408 USA ($300.00), Erik F Santarius 2278 USA ($600.00) and FM Alex Betaneli 2223 USA ($600.00) – 5,0 etc

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