If Nazi wins the championship again she will officially be a legend

macer75

She's in a good position right now, leading the field with +3, and with Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih a full point behind her. If she does manage to repeat, she will have won the championship as the #4 and #3 seed, respectively, in consecutive years. She would be, without a doubt, a living legend of US chess, and an inspiration to underdogs everywhere.

Thoughts, anyone?

fabelhaft

Already seven years ago she came an inch from winning the very strong Russian Superfinal, leading before losing her last game:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=72533

steelers1863
Vote her
Kpop4Life

she's amazing I hope she wins. I'm also rooting for Carissa yip. only 13 she's AMAZING

AacarlosDeeDeeRobins

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macer75

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! After 9 rounds, both Caruana and Nakamura are at 50%!

I did predict at the beginning of the year that Caruana would drop below 2800 in 2017 before rising back up again (https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/will-caruana-drop-below-2800-again-in-2017). Right now he's at 2801.5, and the first part of my prophecy will happen if he scores 50% in his last two games. But I never expected that this would be how it happens!

philekehorton

From the looks of it she will have effectively placed ahead of a field of grandmasters twice winning the u.s. championship without having earned the grandmaster title herself... absolutely impressive! 

macer75
philekehorton wrote:

From the looks of it she will have effectively placed ahead of a field of grandmasters twice winning the u.s. championship without having earned the grandmaster title herself... absolutely impressive! 

Well, not exactly a field of grandmasters - there's only 1 GM in the field. But she will have placed before two players well over 2400, who have won the tournament 11 times between them, while never having crossed 2400 herself.

fewlio

if nazi wins, hitler will be smiling in his grave!

elfiurer

ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer!!!!!!!

MSC157

@fabelhaft

Do you know, what's the record of the longest unbeaten streak in proffesional chess? 
What about since 1980 for example? 

Crazychessplaya

MSC157 wrote:

@fabelhaft

Do you know, what's the record of the longest unbeaten streak in proffesional chess? What about since 1980 for example? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/longest-unbeaten-streak

MSC157

Kramnik wow.

macer75

It's going down to the wire!

macer75

Tomorrow Nazi has white against Jennifer Yu, and Sabina has black against Apurva Virkud. Hard to say which of them has the more favorable game.

macer75
macer75 wrote:
philekehorton wrote:

From the looks of it she will have effectively placed ahead of a field of grandmasters twice winning the u.s. championship without having earned the grandmaster title herself... absolutely impressive! 

Well, not exactly a field of grandmasters - there's only 1 GM in the field. But she will have placed before two players well over 2400, who have won the tournament 11 times between them, while never having crossed 2400 herself.

Correction: Nazi was actually rated 2455 in 2009 (at the age of 16), and was the #35 woman in the world at the time. I had unconsciously assumed that she is at her peak rating now, considering that she only rose to fame recently (as far as I'm aware) and how young she is.

newengland7
steelers1863 wrote:
Vote her

Nazi2017

newengland7
urk wrote:
I just looked it up and apparently Nazi is a girl's name that means “cute” in Farsi.

More common Slavonic name as it is originally Georgian. But the Persian language seems to have adopted it hence the word in Farsi.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/nazi/submitted

macer75

Congratulations to Sabina Foisor, the new US Women's Champion!

macer75

And apparently I have a talent for picking second place finishers. I also predicted that Anna Muzychuk would win the Womens' WCC.

As for Nazi, she still has plenty of oportunities to win the US Championship in the future. She has now finished either 1st or 2nd in all three US Championships in which she played, and will no doubt be a force in US women's chess for years to come.