U.S. Women's Championship - Round 2 - Results, Photos

U.S. Women's Championship - Round 2 - Results, Photos

strani
strani
Oct 5, 2009, 12:08 PM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

Round 2! Live with from the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. Yesterday's games offered dynamic play and questionable moves but the day may bring more fireworks on the board. Big surprise of yesterday was the tournaments youngest player Alisa Melekhina held off Irina Krush with a draw. Irina looked absolutely focused this morning entering the club and had little to say. 

Follow it all live @ http://www.saintlouischessclub.org/US-Womens-Championship-2009/Live-Coverage

 

# Name USCF FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
1 Anna Zatonskih 2492 2462 - - - - 1 - - 1 - 2
2 Irina Krush 2490 2458 - - - 1 - ½ - - -
3 Sabina Foisor 2379 2320 - - - - - - ½ - 1
4 Camilla Baginskaite 2356 2317 - - - - - ½ 1 - -
5 Rusudan Goletiani 2437 2391 - 0 - - - - - 1 - 1
6 Iryna Zenyuk 2271 2285 0 - - - - - - - 1 1
7 Alisa Melekhina 2253 2220 - ½ - ½ - - - - - 1
8 Tatev Abrahamyan 2342 2275 - - ½ 0 - - - - - ½
9 Battsetseg Tsagaan 2265 2258 0 - - - 0 - - - - 0
10 Yun Fan 2134 1935 - - 0 - - 0 - - - 0

Final Results: Both Irina and Iryna win.

Krush wins! Great game, she showed some incredible stay-with-it-ness coming out of a very awkward position. The game was the last finished and Irina Krush will square off against Anna Zatonskih tomorrow.

Video Update: with 3 of 5 games reporting results. Here's a video :)

Results! Another Draw, Melekhina v Baginskaite ends in all tied up and done for. Baginskaite is playing really good chess so far in the tournament, look to see good things from her in coming rounds.

Results! More! Draw between Sabiana and Tatev.

First Resluts in: Zathonskih wins her second game as the tournament favorite gains 2 points defeating Battseteg on time. The game was over regardless after a futile late sac from Tsagaan.

More Photos! 

Sabiana Foisor Arriving at the Chess Club

Sabiana Foisor Arriving at the Club

 

Goletiani vs. Krush, getting weird on this board as Rusa relieves some of the pressure on Irina's king by trading off the aggressive knight for the bishop, with Krush looking at a serious time disadvantage right now. 

Photos for you: 

Top to bottom: Top, Chess.Fm team, Mcualey, WGM Jen Shahade, GM-Elect Ben Finegold 

Group Photo 

Irina Krush posing with another queen. 

 

Goletiani v Krush. Interesting enough in this one Goletiani has yet to move a center pawn as white? We'll see how this hyper modern works out...

 


Today's pairings

Fosior v Abrahamyan

Melikhina v Baginskaite

Goletiani v Krush

Zatonskih v Tsagaan

Fan v Zenyuk 

 

Photos: for some reason my links aren't working :( Sorry, I'll keep trying. 

 


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