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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Championship (Women) Tournament

Sabina-Francesca Foisor8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Nazi Paikidze7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Irina Krush6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Maggie Feng6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Jennifer R Yu6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Anna Zatonskih6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Anna Sharevich6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Katerina Nemcova5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Apurva Virkud4.5/11(+4 -6 =1)[games]
Carissa Shiwen Yip4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Emily Nguyen1/11(+0 -9 =2)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Championship (Women) (2017)

A 12 player round-robin with Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, Nemcova, Foisor, Sharevich, Yu, Virkud, Feng, Nguyen, and Yip. Sabina-Francesca Foisor was victorious by a full point.

The 2017 U.S. Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament featuring the strongest players in the USA, who compete for USD $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women's World Championship cycle, and the title of 2017 U.S. Women's Champion. If two or more players are tied for first place, a tiebreak playoff will be held. For the 9th consecutive year the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosts the championship.

Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one. Agreed draws are not allowed before move 30. (1)

Official site: http://www.uschesschamps.com/2017-u...

(1) chess24: U.S. Women's Championship https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jennifer R Yu vs A Zatonskih 1-0582017US Championship (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Maggie Feng vs I Krush  ½-½412017US Championship (Women)A05 Reti Opening
3. Emily Nguyen vs N Paikidze ½-½302017US Championship (Women)E17 Queen's Indian
4. T Abrahamyan vs A Virkud  1-0342017US Championship (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. A Sharevich vs K Nemcova  ½-½402017US Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. S Foisor vs C Yip 1-0642017US Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
7. K Nemcova vs N Paikidze  0-1522017US Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
8. I Krush vs S Foisor 1-0642017US Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. A Virkud vs Jennifer R Yu  1-0322017US Championship (Women)D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. A Zatonskih vs Emily Nguyen  1-0232017US Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
11. A Sharevich vs Maggie Feng  ½-½372017US Championship (Women)A84 Dutch
12. C Yip vs T Abrahamyan  ½-½212017US Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
13. N Paikidze vs A Zatonskih 0-11292017US Championship (Women)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. Jennifer R Yu vs C Yip  ½-½472017US Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. T Abrahamyan vs I Krush  0-1522017US Championship (Women)B15 Caro-Kann
16. Emily Nguyen vs A Virkud  0-1492017US Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. S Foisor vs A Sharevich 1-0462017US Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Maggie Feng vs K Nemcova  ½-½702017US Championship (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
19. A Sharevich vs T Abrahamyan  ½-½582017US Championship (Women)E17 Queen's Indian
20. A Virkud vs N Paikidze  0-1572017US Championship (Women)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. I Krush vs Jennifer R Yu 0-1482017US Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. C Yip vs Emily Nguyen  1-0392017US Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. Maggie Feng vs S Foisor 1-0462017US Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
24. K Nemcova vs A Zatonskih  ½-½222017US Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Zatonskih vs A Virkud  1-0292017US Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-08-17  Jambow: Not sure about budget cuts, but for as much as we spend on education we certainly don't get a good return. I'm not opposed to our students learning a second language in public schools but the inabillity to be effective in the first one is a bigger concern.

I would like to see classical logic taught too, now our kids know how to shout loud, protest, tear things down and crap in public when they don't get their way. More money isn't going to fix that...

Chickens are coming home to roost from our children raised on television by an inept lying corrupt media... Give me give me give me I'm a victim of something I'm sure. Work I don't like that give me ... sadly we gave them debt that they aren't even aware of yet.

Great tournament so far no?

Apr-08-17  wtpy: Jambow,So your kids watch the news and read the newspaper? If not how are they affected by the lies of the mainstream media? In addition to logic,perhaps a little English grammar should be taught as well. I am still puzzling over, "Work I don't like that give me..."
Apr-08-17  nok: <Give me give me give me I'm a victim of something> A man after midnight?
Apr-09-17
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  botvinnik64: Chess, anyone? Nazi looks to be two-time champ here. Well, she has shown the steadiest of all the competitors. Great, heroic performance by Sabina. Eye opening (at times) play by Maggie Feng. A very exciting tournament!
Apr-09-17  sho16: How come Yip and Virkud have played 11 games?
Apr-09-17
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  tamar: Their individual game registered twice.
Apr-09-17  devere: Sabina Foisor wins again in brilliant style.
Apr-09-17
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  Boomie: Foisor has the best performance of her life in memory of her Mother, who died a couple of months ago. Cristina-Adela Foisor
Apr-09-17  devere: Sabina Foisor is the new US Woman's champion, and she didn't win the title with a last round draw. Congratulations to Sabina! 8-3 is a great winning score for everyone but a Fischer.
Apr-09-17
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  Richard Taylor: Great finish by Sabina Foisor! I saw it "live" so to speak. It was dramatic to actually see on the camera...When you make those sacs it is very emotional. You are winning but a part of you cant believe it. [Because you know how easy it is to lose a won game and also of course the stakes here were so high]. You check and recheck but then away you go!

Good to be able to see live coverage via I think it was the St. Louis Chess Club with Seirawan and Jennifer Sharade (?) commenting and also Maurice.

Interesting also about that "showman" master of whom there is a book. He reminds me of this hard case Maori bloke I used to work with: he was a kind of showman and a character, such people make the world go round!

But the women's chess had a lot of interesting games. Jennifer Yu has a good positional sense and did well for sure.

Apr-09-17
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  Richard Taylor: I see, Foisor played a Nimzo-Indian, a great opening adopted a few years ago when I decided it was about time I actually studied an opening. It took me a long time to understand it. I used to just play games without preparation and from what I felt like right up until I was 60 and then I reached my highest rating in NZ when I was 62. I had said to once that I would "never go over 2000" and an answer came "if you think that you never will" so it stayed in my mind. Of course that was NZ rating only. But an achievement if not anything very "fantastic".

But as one of the women said, she has children, if she is to continue chess, she will have to do a lot of work on chess and that is the dilemma, there are so many other things of importance and interest in the world.

Apr-10-17
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  FSR: It's not fair that Virkud and Yip got to play a game more than everyone else.
Apr-10-17
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  perfidious: <FSR: It's not fair that Virkud and Yip got to play a game more than everyone else.>

Yet it availed them naught.

Apr-10-17  virginmind: Bravo Sabina!
Apr-10-17
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  Sally Simpson: Some 'up and at em' chess played here. Both tournaments had 66 games.

Women's = 41 decisive games with 25 draws,

Mens = 28 decisive games and 38 draws

Overall the decisive games out score the draws 69 - 63

Apr-10-17  stst: Nazi to Yu: "Hey!? Why you confiscate my cup??"
Apr-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: No one went undefeated!!
Apr-11-17  Jambow: <Jambow,So your kids watch the news and read the newspaper?> I took the cable and antenna out years ago, I also haven't purchaced a paper in years. That is rather untypical and using a single home to represent the whole is the kind of failure in basic reasononing I'm speaking of, and an example is always helpful. However they do watch the news sometimes in school.

The point is that the educational system gets alot of money to teach and they do a very poor job of it. The focus has shifted to indoctrination and away from critical thinking. Money isn't the problem and my poor grammer really exemplifies that point.

Second languages are valuable imho, but our failure to teach the primary one adaquately might need addressed first? I would like to see chess offered or promoted more as well, helps in logical decision making.

Even if I concur with the poster that not having second languages taught is a negative we have bigger fish to fry.

Interesting womens tournament, definately lacking some quality at certain points but always unclear who would stand as queen of the hill keeping it interesting. Sabina-Francesca Foisor congrats !!!

Apr-11-17  Strelets: <Jambow> Tell teachers that have to purchase classroom supplies with funds out of their own pockets that money isn't a problem. Tell people denied better education by virtue of their ZIP codes that money isn't a problem.
Apr-11-17
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  Richard Taylor: I am glad I was able to go to school and learn how to read and much else. It is possible to use Television wisely. I don't watch it (here in NZ) but I listen to the news reports. Education can be done by "homeschooling". This suits some.

In other cases the education or schools system is good for many (probably most) and will vary in quality throughout the world and throughout a country.

Apr-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The women's games were as interesting and sometimes more so than those in the Open.
Apr-13-17
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  Sokrates: <Richard Taylor: The women's games were as interesting and sometimes more so than those in the Open.>

Agreed, and I would add: more entertaining. Some epic battles there, like Foisor-Sharevich. My late congrats to Foisor - what a superb result with so many winning games.

Apr-13-17
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  Richard Taylor: <Sokrates: <Richard Taylor: The women's games were as interesting and sometimes more so than those in the Open.> Agreed, and I would add: more entertaining. Some epic battles there, like Foisor-Sharevich. My late congrats to Foisor - what a superb result with so many winning games.>

Yes I also thought the coverage by Chess 24 was great as I was able to see Foisor's Q sac finish to win live. Good for her. The other women played well.

Apr-15-17  Jambow: T<ell teachers that have to purchase classroom supplies with funds out of their own pockets that money isn't a problem. Tell people denied better education by virtue of their ZIP codes that money isn't a problem.>

Sure that is a problem where did the money go is the next question. In Indiana my home state they receive $10,500.00 per student x 25 students in the average class. That is $262,500 for the mathematically challenged. The teacher probably earns about $100,000 with benefits on maybe a bit more. Now these funds have nothing to do with buses, building, utilities etc. those come from other taxes, So where is the money?

Apr-15-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Jambow--The teacher probably earns about $100,000 with benefits on maybe a bit more.>

What orifice did you pull this figure from?

http://www.teachingdegree.org/india...

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