|Jul-19-10|| ||hellopolgar: Go Irina! You are the best!|
|Jul-19-10|| ||laskerian: Talent-wise I'll go for Irina, but I also wish that Alisa Melekhina dishes out a fine performance - if only because apart from being a strong player, she is the most beautiful among the field.
Anytime she has my vote as one of the ten most beautiful woman chessplayers in the world.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||alexapple: Irina Krush's game are more impressive.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||beenthere240: I'm glad chessgames decided to cover this -- one more day and it would have been over.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||HeMateMe: Krush and big Z--headed for another round of overtime. Unbreakable clocks, anyone?|
|Jul-19-10|| ||HeMateMe: the rivalry:
"Between them, for example, Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih have accounted for the past four United States women’s titles.
Their rivalry reached a peak in 2008, when they tied for first in regulation at the championship tournament and had to play a so-called Armageddon tie-breaker game to determine the winner.
In that game, Krush’s time ran out, and Zatonskih had only a second left on her clock. Krush angrily swept the pieces from the board and stormed off. Later, she filed a protest, charging that Zatonskih had made moves when Krush’s clock was running, but the protest was denied and Zatonskih was declared the champion.
In this year’s championship, which began on July 9 and ends on Monday, the two women are once again the favorites.
Krush, 26, takes more risks than Zatonskih, 32. The difference in their styles was clear in their tense Round 3 battle, which resulted in a draw, leaving them tied for the lead — and potentially on another collision course."
|Jul-19-10|| ||beenthere240: <HeHateMe> That quote's from the NYTimes, right? I thought they came tied in the last round when Zatonskih had a draw -- they both have 2 draws and the rest wins.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||HeMateMe: Yeah, i chopped it off the home page menu. They are both in great form. I like Krush's style, the way she has been winning some of these games.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||beenthere240: Last round -- the difference in Krush's and Zatonskih's styles could not be more apparent. Krush threw everything into an attack that is looking a bit dubious at move 22. Zatonskih looks poised to grinding out a positional win.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||Illogic: It's over! Irina Krush is the champion! Happy for her, she has really been playing great this year.
Her games were exciting as always.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||zanshin: Congratulations to Irina!|
|Jul-19-10|| ||beenthere240: Amazing last game fro Krush. Nice change over the previous year.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||HeMateMe: krush goes plus 6! Does her live rating go up?|
|Jul-20-10|| ||FSR: Very weird to compare the Junior and Women's championships. The two tournaments were held simultaneously, had the same number of players/rounds, and were similar in strength. In the Junior championship, 6/9 got you a tie for first. In the women's championship, 7.5/9 got you a tie for second!|
|Jul-20-10|| ||whiskeyrebel: Bravo Krush!|
|Jul-20-10|| ||HeMateMe: I wish there was some more muscle regading sponsorship. Krush gets $16,000; it should be more.|
|Jul-20-10|| ||beenthere240: Tatev certainly likes 1. e4. (and did pretty well with it considering that black won more games than white in this tournament)|
|Jul-23-10|| ||Travis Bickle: Outstanding Irina!!|
|Jul-24-10|| ||turbo231: Great play Irina!|
|Jul-25-10|| ||I play the Fred: This is at least the second time she dominated the US women's. In 1998 she only allowed one or two draws and won all the rest. If she could find a way to channel this form more often she would definitely make GM, no question.|