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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Chess Championship (Women) Tournament

Nazi Paikidze8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Anna Zatonskih7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Katerina Nemcova6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Irina Krush6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ashritha Eswaran5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Jennifer R Yu5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Carissa Shiwen Yip4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Akshita Gorti4/11(+3 -6 =2)[games]
Agata Bykovtsev3/11(+2 -7 =2)[games]
Alisa Melekhina1.5/11(+0 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)

Played in St. Louis, Missouri, USA 14-25 April 2016. Opening ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubV.... Photo gallery: http://www.uschesschamps.com/openin.... Crosstable: https://uschesschamps.com/2016-us-w...

Previous edition: US Championship (Women) (2015). Next: US Championship (Women) (2017). See also US Chess Championship (2016).

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Abrahamyan vs Agata Bykovtsev 1-0332016US Chess Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. K Nemcova vs I Krush  ½-½502016US Chess Championship (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
3. Jennifer Yu vs A Eswaran  ½-½562016US Chess Championship (Women)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
4. N Paikidze vs A Zatonskih  ½-½652016US Chess Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. S Foisor vs A Melekhina  ½-½392016US Chess Championship (Women)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. C Yip vs Akshita Gorti 1-0482016US Chess Championship (Women)C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
7. T Abrahamyan vs Jennifer Yu  1-0562016US Chess Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A Eswaran vs C Yip 0-1712016US Chess Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. A Zatonskih vs K Nemcova  ½-½652016US Chess Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. I Krush vs S Foisor 1-0562016US Chess Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
11. Akshita Gorti vs N Paikidze 0-1622016US Chess Championship (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Agata Bykovtsev vs A Melekhina  1-0782016US Chess Championship (Women)B27 Sicilian
13. A Melekhina vs I Krush ½-½452016US Chess Championship (Women)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. Jennifer Yu vs Agata Bykovtsev  ½-½532016US Chess Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. K Nemcova vs Akshita Gorti  0-1652016US Chess Championship (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
16. S Foisor vs A Zatonskih  ½-½562016US Chess Championship (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
17. C Yip vs T Abrahamyan ½-½452016US Chess Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
18. N Paikidze vs A Eswaran  1-0692016US Chess Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Abrahamyan vs N Paikidze  ½-½312016US Chess Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
20. A Eswaran vs K Nemcova  ½-½562016US Chess Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
21. A Zatonskih vs A Melekhina  1-0592016US Chess Championship (Women)A58 Benko Gambit
22. Akshita Gorti vs S Foisor 0-1452016US Chess Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Agata Bykovtsev vs I Krush  0-1362016US Chess Championship (Women)B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
24. Jennifer Yu vs C Yip  1-0392016US Chess Championship (Women)A16 English
25. N Paikidze vs Jennifer Yu  1-0392016US Chess Championship (Women)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-14-16  suenteus po 147: According to 365chess there's a Carissa Yip win over Vadislav Kovalev (who was rated 539 points above her at the time) from the 46th American Chess Congress in Philadelphia played on 2015.11.27. I'll see if I can upload it to the database tomorrow.
Apr-15-16  suenteus po 147: Yip-Kovalev has been uploaded! Next, I'll see if I can submit some missing Jennifer R Yu games into the database. 365chess has four of hers not yet found here.
Apr-15-16  MCDreamz: We need some goodie profile pics to liven things up.
Apr-15-16  Mr. V: I'm cheering for Ashritha since she's from my region.
Apr-15-16  Caissanist: Five of the 12 players are 16 or younger, I bet one of them wins. Is the popularity of chess among girls in this country on an upswing? Hope so.
Apr-15-16  jphamlore: Another win for Carissa Yip.
Apr-16-16  Mr. V: A major battle of the prodigies here. But I don't think any of them yet has the skill to steal Krush's title.
Apr-16-16  jphamlore: Tatev Abrahamyan as Black is looking very strong at the moment after a positional error by Carissa Yip. Live and learn.
Apr-16-16  Shams: Poor Melekhina has blundered tragically.
Apr-16-16  Nina Myers: C'est la vie!
Apr-16-16  chesslearning: Fix the standings list. Carissa is listed twice.
Apr-17-16  Shams: <chesslearning> You've been here a dozen years, man. Filling out a correction slip isn't any harder than posting what you did.
Apr-17-16  Conrad93: Carissa's third game isn't showing up...
Apr-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <Conrad93> Well her 3rd game is listed but CG has 2 entries for her. 1 is Carissa Shiwen Yip & the other 1 is Carissa Yip. Speaking of her, I'm really impressed w/ how she's played so far! She's only 12 years old & she got a draw vs the veteran Abrahamyan yesterday. She was losing that game but she hung in there & got a draw. She became a NM last year (the youngest American female to do so). Her rating is a little below 2200 now though. Btw Lenderman also has 2 entries in the standings.
Apr-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  GiuocoPianoMan: Someone please clarify for me- is an IM -male or female- rated higher than a WGM? Where can I see those ratings to understand this? Thanks!
Apr-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: IM: rating of 2400 and three norms (TPR 2450)

WGM: rating of 2300 and three norms (TPR 2400).

So yes, IM is higher. Generally: all W-titles have requirements 200 points lower than the corresponding open titles, f.x. WGM 200 lower than GM.

Apr-17-16  notyetagm: <eternaloptimist: ... Her rating is a little below 2200 now though.>

Yip's USCF rating is over 2300.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMa...

Apr-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  GiuocoPianoMan: <ALEXMAGNUS> Thank you. I thought that was correct- What does TPR stand for?
Apr-18-16  breaker90: <GiuocoPianoMan: <ALEXMAGNUS> Thank you. I thought that was correct- What does TPR stand for?> Tournament Performance Rating.
Apr-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <notyetagm> I was referring to her *FIDE* rating.: https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml... USCF ratings are inflated too much once a player's rating gets above 2100 or so...somewhere in that vicinity. I know she got a win vs GM Alexander Ivanov but he's clearly past his prime & he played poorly in that game. She's a talented player but she's not a strong enough player to have a 2300+ rating.
Apr-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Why are Yip's games under Carissa Shiwen Yip when she wins and under Carissa Yip when she doesn't?
Apr-21-16  sonia91: cg.com fixed the double entry "Aleksandr Lenderman " and "A Lenderman" in the open section, but not Carissa Yip's double entries in the women's...
Apr-22-16  notyetagm: Melekhina has lost 5 in a row(!) since she failed to win her winning position against Krush in Round 3

A Melekhina vs I Krush, 2016

Rounds 1-3: +0 =2 -1
Rounds 4-8: +0 =0 -5

If she had won her winning position against Krush, she would have been even after three rounds but instead she threw away her crushing position with a blunder at the time control. She seems to be unable to recover her composure after that tragedy now.

Apr-22-16  suenteus po 147: <notyetagm: Melekhina has lost 5 in a row(!)> It's what I've heard called "free fall" when a player is just spiraling into endless defeat. She needs a draw to staunch the bleeding and, as you say, "recover her composure."
Apr-22-16  notyetagm: <<notyetagm: Melekhina has lost 5 in a row(!)> It's what I've heard called "free fall" when a player is just spiraling into endless defeat. She needs a draw to staunch the bleeding and, as you say, "recover her composure.">

This is exactly why the Russians said back in the 60's that Larsen would never become World Champion, because he didn't know how to drain the life out of a position and force the draw.

Just imagine if Larsen had been able to force the draw in Games 2 or 4 of his match with Fischer, simply to slow Fischer's momentum.

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