Kings Lead Queens 20-10 In St.Louis

Kings Lead Queens 20-10 In St.Louis

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 13, 2011, 9:09 AM |
15 | Chess Event Coverage

kvq-banner.jpgDespite the Kings and Queens having a very similar average rating, the rapid tournament at the St.Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center has a very one-sided scoreline after three rounds.

After the Kings won the first round 7-3, the Queens recovered to steady the ship with a 5-5 draw in the second round. However, the round three result was an even more decisive 8-2 victory for the Kings, leaving them 20-10 ahead.

Unsurprisingly, Hikaru Nakamura leads the individual standings with 5½/6.

The Kings (l to r): Stopa, Nakamura, Arnold, Finegold, Cao)

Kings Group photo 2011.jpg

 

The Queens (l to r): Krush, Kosteniuk, Lahno, Fierro, Zatonskih)

Queens Group photo 2011.jpg

 

All the results so far:

Fischer Random (Chess960)
Round 1

IM Anna Zatonskih  0-1  GM Ben Finegold 
IM Marc Arnold  1-0  GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 
GM Kateryna Lahno  1-0  Kevin Cao 
IM Jacek Stopa  1-0  IM Irina Krush 
GM Hikaru Nakamura  1-0  IM Martha Fierro 



Round 2

GM Hikaru Nakamura  1-0  IM Anna Zatonskih 
GM Ben Finegold  1-0  GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 
IM Marc Arnold  0-1  GM Kateryna Lahno 
IM Irina Krush  1-0  Kevin Cao 
IM Martha Fierro  1-0  IM Jacek Stopa 



Round 3

IM Jacek Stopa  1-0  IM Anna Zatonskih 
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk  0-1  GM Hikaru Nakamura 
GM Kateryna Lahno  0-1  GM Ben Finegold 
IM Irina Krush  ½-½  IM Marc Arnold 
Kevin Cao  1-0  IM Martha Fierro 

 

Rapidplay
Round 1

GM Ben Finegold  1-0  IM Anna Zatonskih
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk  1-0  IM Marc Arnold
Kevin Cao  0-1  GM Kateryna Lahno
IM Irina Krush  0-1  IM Jacek Stopa
IM Martha Fierro  0-1  GM Hikaru Nakamura



Round 2

IM Anna Zatonskih  ½-½  GM Hikaru Nakamura
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk  ½-½  GM Ben Finegold
GM Kateryna Lahno  ½-½  IM Marc Arnold
Kevin Cao  ½-½  IM Irina Krush
IM Jacek Stopa  1-0  IM Martha Fierro



Round 3

IM Anna Zatonskih  0-1  IM Jacek Stopa
GM Hikaru Nakamura  1-0  GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
GM Ben Finegold  ½-½  GM Kateryna Lahno
IM Marc Arnold  1-0  IM Irina Krush
IM Martha Fierro  1-0  Kevin Cao

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Scheveningen-paired tournament, in which each of the five team members play each of the opposing team members twice: once in a Fischer Random (Chess 960) game with a time control of G/25 + 10-second increment and once in a rapid game with a time control of G/25 with a 5-second increment.

All games are available for replay at the official website.

The winning team will win $20,000, divided equally between each team member. In addition, individual prizes will be awarded based on final standings.

 GM Yasser Seirawan and WGM Jennifer Shahade are providing excellent live commentary of the event atg the official website, which is also broadcast live via the CCSCSLs Livestream web channel: www.livestream.com/uschess.
 
Visit
www.saintlouischessclub.org for more information.

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