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With the new format of Iron Chef America, Chef Garces was ahead by 2 after the first dish for receiving a 14 for his first dish, while Chef Morimoto received a 12. The culinary curveball was then announced, in which the chefs had to incorporate a juicer into at least one of their dishes.
After the judges scored all of the dishes, Jose Garces received a total of 79 points (first dish, taste, culinary curveball, originality, plating), while Masaharu Morimoto received 75 points. This meant Jose Garces was the winner of battle liver, and I would consider this the first upset of the Iron Chef tournament.
Jose Garces will now compete against Michael Symon (who defeated Zakarian in the other semi-final) in the final battle. The winner of that battle will be the Champion of Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions.