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USA Women Championship Tournament

Irina Krush8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Alisa Melekhina4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Katerina Rohonyan4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Iryna Zenyuk4/9(+4 -5 =0)[games]
Camilla Baginskaite4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Beatriz M Marinello1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games]
Abby Marshall0.5/9(+0 -8 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
USA Women Championship (2010)

Held in St. Louis, MO 10-19 Jul 2010.

Previous editiom: US Women's Chess Championship (2009). Next: US Championship (Women) (2011). See also US Championship (2010).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zenyuk vs S Foisor  1-0462010USA Women ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Abby Marshall vs A Melekhina  0-1272010USA Women ChampionshipC23 Bishop's Opening
3. B Marinello vs I Krush 0-1482010USA Women ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. T Abrahamyan vs C Baginskaite  1-0582010USA Women ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
5. A Zatonskih vs K Rohonyan  1-0682010USA Women ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
6. I Zenyuk vs Abby Marshall  1-0542010USA Women ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Melekhina vs B Marinello  1-0452010USA Women ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. I Krush vs T Abrahamyan 1-0412010USA Women ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. C Baginskaite vs A Zatonskih  0-1422010USA Women ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. S Foisor vs K Rohonyan  0-1662010USA Women ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. K Rohonyan vs C Baginskaite  0-1322010USA Women ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. T Abrahamyan vs A Melekhina  1-0552010USA Women ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Abby Marshall vs S Foisor  0-1642010USA Women ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
14. B Marinello vs I Zenyuk  1-0462010USA Women ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
15. A Zatonskih vs I Krush ½-½332010USA Women ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. I Krush vs K Rohonyan  1-0492010USA Women ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. S Foisor vs C Baginskaite  ½-½532010USA Women ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. A Melekhina vs A Zatonskih  0-1742010USA Women ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. I Zenyuk vs T Abrahamyan 0-1362010USA Women ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
20. Abby Marshall vs B Marinello ½-½502010USA Women ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. C Baginskaite vs I Krush  ½-½122010USA Women ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
22. K Rohonyan vs A Melekhina  ½-½382010USA Women ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
23. T Abrahamyan vs Abby Marshall  1-0412010USA Women ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
24. A Zatonskih vs I Zenyuk 1-0412010USA Women ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. B Marinello vs S Foisor  0-1482010USA Women ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
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  beenthere240: I'm glad chessgames decided to cover this -- one more day and it would have been over.
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  HeMateMe: Krush and big Z--headed for another round of overtime. Unbreakable clocks, anyone?
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  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."

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  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.
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  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.
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  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!
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  beenthere240: Amazing last game fro Krush. Nice change over the previous year.
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  HeMateMe: krush goes plus 6! Does her live rating go up?
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  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!
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  HeMateMe: I wish there was some more muscle regading sponsorship. Krush gets $16,000; it should be more.
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  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.
Oct-30-13  The Last Straw: Must've hurt for Zenyuk. At first she was at 2/2 and then suddenly came 4 losses.

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