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Anna Hahn
A Hahn 
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1992 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2235
Highest rating achieved in database: 2271
Overall record: +11 -21 =17 (39.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-21-1976, 43 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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In 1992, Anna Hahn (Kahn) won the Latvian's Women's Chess Championship. In 1993, she took 2nd place in the World Girls' Championship. Hahn was awarded the Women's International Master title in 1995. In 2003, she won the US Women's Championship. One of her hobbies is kick boxing.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Brokko-Olde vs A Hahn 0-1211992Ch Europe (juniors) (w)C58 Two Knights
2. C Andersson vs A Hahn  0-1391992Ch Europe (juniors) (w)C44 King's Pawn Game
3. A Hahn vs B Marinello  0-1481993USA-ch (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
4. M Kouwenhoven vs A Hahn  1-0591993Ch World (cadets) (g) (under 18)C55 Two Knights Defense
5. Y Xu vs A Hahn 1-0461994WYFWC Szeged G18(2)C55 Two Knights Defense
6. Sherzer vs A Hahn  1-022199725th World OpenB56 Sicilian
7. Ashley vs A Hahn  ½-½32199826th World OpenB30 Sicilian
8. A Hahn vs R Kaufman 1-0252000Foxwoods OpenE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
9. A Hahn vs V Gaprindashvili  0-1462000World OpenE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
10. R Plunkett vs A Hahn  0-1312000World OpenB32 Sicilian
11. S J Szpisjak vs A Hahn  1-0282000World OpenA13 English
12. A Hahn vs E D Epstein  ½-½212000ch-USA WomenA37 English, Symmetrical
13. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½282000ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
14. A Hahn vs S Burtman ½-½492000ch-USA WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
15. O Sagalchik vs A Hahn  ½-½462000ch-USA WomenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Hahn vs J Frenklakh  ½-½422000ch-USA WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. S H Airapetian vs A Hahn  ½-½792000ch-USA WomenB20 Sicilian
18. A Hahn vs Y Gorlin  ½-½362000ch-USA WomenA13 English
19. C Baginskaite vs A Hahn  ½-½382000ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
20. A Hahn vs E Groberman  ½-½432000ch-USA WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Khurtsidze vs A Hahn  0-1512000FIDE WCh Women KOD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A Hahn vs Khurtsidze  1-0532000FIDE WCh Women KOA04 Reti Opening
23. A Hahn vs Y Xu  ½-½552000FIDE WCh Women KOA04 Reti Opening
24. Y Xu vs A Hahn  1-0412000FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
25. A Hahn vs J Donaldson  ½-½292002ch-USAD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  MichaelJHuman: An article claims she likes kickboxing. Don't mess with her on or off the board :)

She won the 2003 AF4C Women's championship; she was considered an under dog. She was born in Rgia. I wonder if Tal is her hero?

Nov-06-03  Diggitydawg: Jeez guys, the comments on this page are a little embarrassing, although I'm guilty of it too (post on the Kosteniuk page). I'd like to point out that Hahn won the US championship 2003 in Seattle in January after a three-way playoff among her, Jennifer Shahade, and Irina Krush. Her result against Krush indicates to me that her elo is lower than her true playing strength.
Apr-26-04  refutor: i got this off the message board...any american opinions on this farce?!

Apr-26-04  Benjamin Lau: <i got this off the message board...any american opinions on this farce?!>

If what this link says is true, my respect for Susan Polgar has suddenly plummeted. I can't believe what kind of a deal she would pull... And now she is threatening to sue the USCF for not honoring a shady deal that completely broke the rules??? Hahn deserves the place, she won it fair and square. If the USCF doesn't think she deserves her place on the olympiad merely because her rating is too low, we might as well decide everything by rating. Why have an olympiad at all? Why don't we just declare the country with the highest average ELO the winner right off the bat? Nuts.

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  tamar: Hahn should be given a spot, if that was the understanding at the time. That said, this controversy highlights the inequities of choosing a woman's champion without considering quality of opposition. Without minimizing Hahn's achievement in winning the 15 minute play-off games against Krush and Shahade, she scored an equal number of points in an essentially different tournament than those two. Because she did poorly at the start, her average opponent rating was a very low 2280. Shahade was essentially playing in the men's competition, with an monster average rating of 2466, even much higher than Krush's average opponent of 2386. Wouldn't it be clear that Shahade's achievement in chess terms was better than Krush's or Hahn's?


Apr-26-04  shr0pshire: I support Anna Hahn on this fully.
She earned her spot fair and square, this not only cheapens the US championship, but is a large blow to Hahn. I am saddened to be apart of an organization that can do this to anyone, let alone a US Champion.

Here is another link with similar info....

Apr-26-04  badbadLeroyBrown: I hate those slimy behind the scenes deals. It makes me glad I quit USCF several years ago.
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  Joshka: Allright, at the time of the Championships in 2003, was it assumed that the winner would automatically be given a spot on the Olympic team? Was there a precedent? If so....Anna really deserves justice, what an outcry!
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  Legend: Any news about Anna Hahn?
Jun-08-06  sneaky pete: De Schoolmeester: De Haan (fragment)

Wy zijn het eens met Linnaeus,
dat er geen beesten bestaan,
Die meer van kippen houden dan een haan,
En het blijkt uit de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis,
Dat dit eigentlijk de oorsprong van hoendereieren is.


En hy is altijd een beest
Met een goede memorie geweest;
Want hy knijpt, als hy kraait, zijn oogen toe,
Of hy zeggen woŻ:
"Je ziet, hoop ik, dat ik 't uit mijn hoofd doe?"


Volgens Grotius en Puffendorf is de haan
Eigentlijk gezegd een Mahomedaan.
Omtrent het huwelijk volgt hy dan ook Oostersche begrippen, En houdt er verscheidene gemalinnen op na,
beter bekend onder den naam van kippen,
En die, naar men algemeen zegt,
Zeer gelukkig met hem zijn in den echt.


Hoe dit zij, een haan zijn grootste pleizier,
Is nog altijd de begrafenis van een poelier.

Jun-08-06  Albertan: Anna Hahn is currently working at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank as a programmer.

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  whiteshark: <is currently working at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank> Maybe not the latest state...
Nov-29-08  Jim Bartle: So is she keeping her seven-figure bonus or giving it back?
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  whiteshark: Bio:
Mar-25-14  BobbieM: I've been reading Kings of New York by Michael Weinreb and the comment by Vagabond from 11 year ago is quoted in it!

"Anna Hahn can mate me any day. Growl."

Congratulations lol!

Mar-03-15  Caissanist: According to this 2011 New York Times article, she has been working at the hedge fund D. E. Shaw Group since shortly after winning the US Women's Championship in 2003: .
Mar-21-15  zanzibar: I think the bio should discuss a little more the name change rather than just show her previous name in parens.

Normally that indicates a maiden name, but now here. She changed her name for other reasons.

Wiki points out that many databases use her old name, as I've discovered.

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  alexmagnus: Hahn/Kahn, that's a strange name change if the reason is not something like marriage. Both names are German, Hahn meaning rooster and Kahn meaning boat.

Maybe, a rooster is more fitting for someone whose hobby is kick boxing :D

May-14-16  Granny O Doul: The Kahn-to-Hahn change, I understand, came because she was tired of her name being continually misrendered "Khan", a la Genghis. And yes, that team selection fiasco was a shameful episode in US chess. On the other hand, I suppose she's rich now.
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  PhilFeeley: Any idea why she didn't play the U.S. championship this year?
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  sonia91: <Anna Hahn (Kahn)> According to Olimpbase ( it's "Khan", not "Kahn"; I think in Russian (Latvia was part of the USSR when she was born) 'kh' sounds 'h' (can you confirm <alexmagnus>?)

<PhilFeeley: Any idea why she didn't play the U.S. championship this year?> She is inactive for more than 10 years; besides, from what I understand, the qualification for the US championships is entirely based on USCF ratings.

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  Stonehenge: Anna Hāna here:

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  diceman: <Anna Hahn is currently working at Goldman Sachs>

<she has been working at the hedge fund>


Id figure she'd be working at
Goldman Sacs, managing a Hedgehog.

May-14-16  Rookiepawn: Well, she chose the same name as the first female serial killer executed in USA, so if you search her name you'll probably stumble upon crimes and so on. So remember: she's not that one.
Jul-15-19  Chesgambit: US championship 2003 match Bf3!
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