1997

  • $120,000+ Prize Fund in 5 sections, with a $40,000 consolation pool. Played at the New Yorker as the tournament was "Back in Manhattan."
     
  • Michal Kransenkow and Victor Bologan tie for 1st with 8-1. $ follow with 7-2: Lembit Oll. Dmitry Gurevich, Alex Onischuk, and Ildar Ibragimov.
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    Bologan and Krasenkow playing their game