The 49th Annual Liberty Bell Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 13-16, 2017, at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The event had six sections: Open, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 7-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.
The Open section gathered 58 participants. Grandmasters Sergey Erenburg and Alexander Shabalov shared the first place with 5,5/7 points each.
1-2. GM Sergey Erenburg 2650 PA and GM Alexander Shabalov 2672 PA – 5,5
3-10. IM Ruifeng Li 2660 TX, GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2644 NY, IM Atulya Shetty 2514 MI, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2489 NY, IM John Michael Burke 2487 NJ, IM Alexander R Katz 2453 NJ, FM David Brodsky 2418 NY and Daniel Vasserman 2263 NY – 5,0
11-14. GM Bryan G Smith 2475 PA, Brandon Jacobson 2368 NJ, Dan Lapan 2298 NJ and Aaron Shapiro Balleisen 2278 NC – 4,5
The total prize fund was $20,000