US Championships - Round 8

US Championships - Round 8

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 21, 2008, 11:05 AM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

Shulman and Krush nearly home

In the penultimate round in the US Championship in Tulsa, Yuri Shulman and Irina Krush are close to lifting the men's and women's titles respectively.  Shulman hung on to draw against Perelshteyn and takes a full point lead into the final round, where he will play Josh Friedel with the Black pieces.

The crunch match in the women's event between Krush and Zatonskih (pictured) was a tense and exciting affair with both players running short of time.  However, the end result was a draw which leaves Krush half a point ahead and in a strong position to succesfully defend her title.

Top men after round 8

Rank

Name

Title

Rating

FED

Pts

1

Shulman, Yury

GM

2664

USA

6.5

2-3

Kudrin, Sergey

GM

2610

USA

5.5

2-3

Onischuk, Alexander

GM

2728

USA

5.5

4-6

Friedel, Josh

IM

2511

USA

5.0

4-6

Perelshteyn, Eugene

GM

2615

USA

5.0

4-6

Akobian, Varuzhan

GM

2666

USA

5.0

 

Women's standings after round 8

Rank

Name

Title

Rating

FED

Pts

1

Krush, Irina

IM

2515

USA

7.0

2

Zatonskih, Anna

IM

2490

USA

6.5

3

Abrahamyan, Tatev

WFM

2280

USA

6.0

4

Rohonyan, Katerine

WGM

2318

USA

5.5

5-6

Battsetseg, Tsagaan

WIM

2251

USA

4.5

5-6

Tuvshintugs, Batchimeg

WIM

2289

USA

4.5

7

Zenyuk, Iryna

WFM

2205

USA

3.5

8

Epstein, Esther

WM

2194

USA

1.5

9

Airapetian, Chouchanik

WFM

2143

USA

1.0

10

Jamison, Courtney

 

2064

USA

0.0

 

 


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