The 46th Annual Liberty Bell Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-20, 2014, at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GM Alexander Fishbein finished in sole 1st place thanks to a last round victory over FM Trung Nguyen. Fishbein concluded the event with 6/7, collecting $2,092 for his long weekend’s efforts.
GM Mikheil Kekelidze finished in 2nd place just a half point behind Fishbein, pocketing $1163.
Despite the recent weather conditions in the Northeast, this year’s Liberty Bell Open attracted over 400 competitors leading to an increase in the advertised prize fund.
Open section final standings (74 players):
1. GM Alexander Fishbein 2553 NJ ($2092.00) – 6,0
2. GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2557 NY ($1163.00) – 5,5
3-9. GM Bryan G Smith 2553 PA, GM Robert Hungaski 2545 NY, IM Thomas Bartell 2470 PA, Peter Minear 2385 PA, Christopher Wu 2318 NJ, FM Alisa Melekhina 2287 PA and Sameer Mujumdar 2266 NJ (1st-2nd U2300, $697.50 each) – 5,0
The final standings with prizes for all sections are now posted