The field for the 2010 U.S. Women's Championship is now set. (To the right of each woman's name is the reason she included among the participants.):
IM Anna Zatonskih: Defending Champion
IM Irina Krush: Rating
WGM Camilla Baginskaite: Rating
WGM Sabina Foisor: Rating
WGM Katerina Rohonyan: Wildcard
WIM Alisa Melekhina: Rating
WFM Iryna Zenyuk: U.S. Women's Open Champion
WFM Abby Marshall: Rating
WFM Tatev Abrahamyan: Rating
WIM Beatriz Marinello: Rating
Nineteen-year-old Abby Marshall, who was the first woman to win the prestigious Denker Tournament for high-school chess, will be participating in her first U.S. Women's Championship.
Like last year, the tournament will be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. The dates are 9-19 July.
GM Ben Finegold and WGM Jennifer Shahade will provide online commentary throughout the tournament. GM Hikaru Nakamura, now a resident of St. Louis, is also on tap to supply expert game analysis.