2003 MVP Award

GM Alexander Shabalov 

    Alexander Shabalov the 2003 United States player of the year. Shabalov was born in Riga and trained with the great Mikhail Tal.  Recently he was on the Fred Wilson show and said that in order to win tournaments you must win games.

 Shabalov Won 6 big US tournaments

1) US Championship for the third time
2) Chicago open
3) US Open championship
4) tied for first in the World Open .. lost on tie breakers
5) Edward levy Memorial
6) North American open

More on Shabalov
Alexander Shabalov - Chess Reporter



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