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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Ivanov & Shmelov Top 60th New Hampshire Open
 Bob Messenger
  October 2010

GM Alexander Ivanov and SM Denys Shmelov, both of Massachusetts, tied for first in the 60th New Hampshire Open, which was held July 10th-11th in Nashua N.H. IM Joe Fang won the New Hampshire championship as the top N.H. resident, with a score of 2.5 - 1.5. Ivanov and Shmelov each won their first three games and drew their game against each other in the last round, while Fang won the state title with a last round win against Massachusetts master Lawyer Times.  

Winners of other sections were: Todd Chase in the U2060, Oliver Chase in the U1860, Leonid Stolov and Jonathan Kuehne in the U1660, Henry Clark in the U1460, Alex Franke in the U1260, and NM Frank Sisto and John Gaspar in the Sunday Swiss.
Hal Terrie, who organized the tournament, Parker Montgomery and the law firm of Upton and Hatfield donated money to increase the prize fund to $7,320 and make this 60th anniversary tournament a memorable one. There was a total of 124 players. The tournament was directed by Alex Relyea, assisted by Hal Terrie, Nita Patel and Bob Messenger.