US Women's Championship - Day 1 -Results - Live Blogging it

US Women's Championship - Day 1 -Results - Live Blogging it

strani
strani
Oct 4, 2009, 11:35 AM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

Live from the 2009 U.S Women's Chess Championship at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. Round 1 Begins today. Listen in live when the rounds start at 2pm.

listen: http://saintlouischessclub.net/

watch: http://www.saintlouischessclub.org/US-Womens-Championship-2009/Live-Coverage

 

Update: Rusudan Goletiani defeats Battseteg Tsagaan with black. Exciting game. 

 

Update: Crowd favorite Anna Zatonskih defeats Iryna Zenyuk with the black peices. Interesting game with some questionable moves by both sides.

Update: Result 2! Camila Baginskaite defeates Tatev Abrahamyan with white.

Result in - 1st Result of the Championship, tournament favorite Irina Krush plays to a draw despite the 30 move draw rule is passed. I just spoke with Irina and Alisa and both seemed subdued after the result was recorded.

Quick, silly video I made prior to Round 1 starting as the players were gathering to start. Check out the players room and the club decorations. The CCSCSL is gorgeous as ever.

 

Update: Here's some Round 1 photos by me. A little video to come soon.

Rusudan Goletiani

Krush Vs. Melekhina

Battsetseg Tsagaan

Updates:

WGM Shahade is commenting on Krush's lucky drawing of the extra white game in the opening ceremony. Krush and Zatonskih are the favorites for the tournament and Shahade is saying this is moving Krush ahead in the favorite catagory.

Updates:

Big games, all eyes on them, Zatonskih vs. Zenyuk

What's that you say? Most competitive field in the tournaments history? Largest prize fund ever in the tournaments history? Yes, it must be, the 2009 U.S Women's Championship. I'm live blogging from the basement of the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. The women have arrived and the staff are all bustling about finalizing their months of preperations.

Listen in live when the rounds start at 2pm.

listen: http://saintlouischessclub.net/

watch: http://www.saintlouischessclub.org/US-Womens-Championship-2009/Live-Coverage


The opening invents were crazy good, featuring a 5 person blind simul by Anna Zantonskih and the remaining tournament field participated in a bounty blitz tournament at the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis.

 

 

I'll be posting photos and updates and videos and stuff the duration of the tournament.

US Women's Championship

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