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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Chess Championship (Women) Tournament

Irina Krush8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Iryna Zenyuk4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Camilla Baginskaite4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Anjelina Yakovlevna Belakovskaia3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Alena Kats3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Sarah Chiang2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]
Viktorija Ni2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Chess Championship (Women) (2013)

Held in St. Louis, MO 3-13 May 2013.

Previous edition: US Championship (Women) (2012). Next: US Championship (Women) (2014). See also US Chess Championship (2013).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Baginskaite vs V Ni  ½-½412013US Chess Championship (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
2. A Zatonskih vs A Y Belakovskaia 1-0262013US Chess Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
3. I Zenyuk vs S Chiang  1-0612013US Chess Championship (Women)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. A Kats vs I Krush 0-1822013US Chess Championship (Women)B44 Sicilian
5. T Abrahamyan vs S Foisor  1-0872013US Chess Championship (Women)C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
6. I Krush vs I Zenyuk 1-0452013US Chess Championship (Women)E92 King's Indian
7. S Chiang vs A Zatonskih  0-1432013US Chess Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. S Foisor vs A Y Belakovskaia  0-1632013US Chess Championship (Women)D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
9. T Abrahamyan vs C Baginskaite 1-0192013US Chess Championship (Women)C50 Giuoco Piano
10. V Ni vs A Kats  ½-½302013US Chess Championship (Women)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. I Zenyuk vs V Ni  1-0472013US Chess Championship (Women)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. A Y Belakovskaia vs S Chiang  1-0692013US Chess Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. C Baginskaite vs S Foisor  1-0572013US Chess Championship (Women)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
14. A Zatonskih vs I Krush 0-1602013US Chess Championship (Women)E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
15. A Kats vs T Abrahamyan  ½-½342013US Chess Championship (Women)C00 French Defense
16. S Foisor vs S Chiang  1-0362013US Chess Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. T Abrahamyan vs I Zenyuk  1-0302013US Chess Championship (Women)B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
18. I Krush vs A Y Belakovskaia 1-0622013US Chess Championship (Women)A21 English
19. V Ni vs A Zatonskih 0-1522013US Chess Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. C Baginskaite vs A Kats  ½-½792013US Chess Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. A Y Belakovskaia vs V Ni  0-1732013US Chess Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Zatonskih vs T Abrahamyan  ½-½302013US Chess Championship (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
23. A Kats vs S Foisor  0-1412013US Chess Championship (Women)B15 Caro-Kann
24. S Chiang vs I Krush 0-1312013US Chess Championship (Women)E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
25. I Zenyuk vs C Baginskaite  ½-½202013US Chess Championship (Women)E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-07-13  Petrosianic: <HeMateMe>: <When has their been a perfect score on the women's side?>

Mona Karff did it at least once. Rachel Crotto came within a half point of doing it.

May-09-13
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  HeMateMe: Irina is 5-0. New breakfast cereal?
May-09-13  schweigzwang: Oh dear, Round 5 saw two draws instead of only one. Good thing they just had a rest day.
May-11-13  schweigzwang: Gosh there is still an error in the games list and the table from yesterday. I think game #31 needs to go.
May-11-13  geeker: Abrahamyan-Krush shaping up as an exciting opposite-sides castling battle with mutual attacks.
May-11-13  Kaspablanca: In the USA point of view, Americans are those who were born in the USA of have the USA citizenship, in Spanish literally it means americano, but americano is all those who were born in America, the continent, be it North, South, Central America or the Caribbean islands, the correct way to call those USA people is estadounidense but that Spanish word dont exist in English and thatīs why they call them Americans,imagine if Germans call themselves Europeans, thatīthe case that happen in America, the continent.
May-11-13  Illogic: Krush defeats both of her main rivals with black. There can be no doubt who the class of this field was.
May-11-13  dx9293: Well, the key game is always between Krush and Zatonskih (whenever it happens), while Abrahamyan ends up taking third place. It's the same thing every year in the US Women's.
May-12-13  Shams: Krush can't let up though, Anna Z is rolling too.
May-12-13  Blunderdome: Not too exciting to root for the favorites, but I enjoyed following Krush's games here, and she seemed like a class act in the press conferences. Congrats!
May-12-13  dx9293: Congratulations, Irina!
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Irina did the Krush rap. She rapped heads. I do think the womens event should be the same length as the mens, eleven rounds, or whatever it may be.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: They are the same... both 9 rounds.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Then why isn't there a cash prize for going 9-0 on the women's side?
May-13-13  Shams: <HeMateMe> The feat was judged to be much more doable on the woman's side. It's easy to spend Mr. Sinquefield's money but I agree, something like a half-size prize at least might be nice.

After all, has any woman ever run the table? I doubt it.

May-13-13
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  Marmot PFL: The prize fund in the men's event is about 3 times larger than for the women. Contrast this with the US Tennis title, where they are the same even though the men's matches last from 3 to 5 sets, compared to 2 or 3 for the women.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Because both Krush and zatonskih have put up 8.5/9 scores about 6 times each. It is easy for them cause there is only ONE hard game per event: that with their rival. So instead of the odds being 1/million the odds are more like 1/2 that a perfect score happens.
May-13-13
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  TheFocus: <Shams> <After all, has any woman ever run the table? I doubt it.>

Gisela Gresser went 8-0 in 1944 to win U.S. Women's Championship.

May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Anna M Akhsharumova, wife of Boris Gulko, also won by a perfect score in 1987 with 9-0.
May-14-13  Shams: <Focus> Nice work. I'm curious what both fields looked like.
May-14-13  Just Another Master: cause nobody is gonna pay 64k to watch some chick beat these bums for 9-0 thats why!
May-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <Just Another Master> and, you're kind of lonely, most weekends, right?
May-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I was looking at Wiki for a crosstable, but it hasn't been submitted. They do mention that Boris' wife, Anna A. twice won the women's USSR championship. He won it once. Too bad they didn't have kids, might have given Magnus a run for his money?
May-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <parmetd: Because both Krush and zatonskih have put up 8.5/9 scores about 6 times each. It is easy for them cause there is only ONE hard game per event: that with their rival. So instead of the odds being 1/million the odds are more like 1/2 that a perfect score happens.>

It's much more likely than on the men's side, to be sure, but neither Krush nor Zatonskih (who have each won four of the last eight championships, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._W...) has ever done it. I'd guess that the odds in any given year these days are more like 1/20.

May-14-13  Edmontonchessclub: Congratulations, Irina!
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