U.S. Women's Championship - Round 5

U.S. Women's Championship - Round 5

strani
strani
Oct 8, 2009, 3:01 PM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7, 2009 -- The quartet of undefeated women was reduced by one in Wednesday's round four of the 2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship, held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. All four women played each other today, with 18-year-old Alisa Melekhina making a dramatic comeback against Sabina Foisor to remain unbeaten, while top-seeded defending champion Anna Zatonskih drew with 2000 champion Camilla Baginskaite. 

Zatonskih, of Long Island, N.Y., now has three wins and one draw for 3.5 points, while Melekhina, of Philadelphia, Pa., the tournament's youngest player, is in clear second with two wins and two draws for three points. Looking ahead, Zatonskih and Melekhina, who have the best chance to win the record $15,000 first prize, will play in round six of the nine-round championship on Saturday. Baginskaite, of Sioux Falls, S.D., remains unbeaten as her one win and three draws gives her 2.5 points, the same number as Foisor, of Baltimore, Md.

Follow it Live! www.uschesschamps.com

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

Final Result! 90 MOVES DEEP! Foisor just didn't want to let go of this one. Check out the marathon below. 

Results! 

 

 

 

 

Game Update: ALL games have gone into the extra time control. Which is unusual given how quick a lot of these games have gone. No games finished, and now they're really starting to take their time with moves as they've got time to burn moving into their endgames. 

So while we wait for results. Here's the Anna Zatonskih interview again, but with fixed audio. 

Photo Update: Courtesy of Betsy Dynako. Round 5 photos, enjoy! 

Official Update written by Chess Life Correspondent FM Mike Klein, photos appear courtesy of Betsy Dynako! Welcome to Round 5, i'm Sean here in the basement of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center and I'll be sending you great looking photos, videos and game updates as the round progresses. Here's today's pairings and the cross table. Enjoy! Photos to come. 

 

Battsetseg Tsagaan vs Sabina-Francesca Foisor

Irina Krush vs Iryna Zenyuk

Camilla Baginskaite vs Yun Fan

Tatev Abrahamyan vs Anna Zatonskih

Alisa Melekhina vs Rusudan Goletiani

 

#NameUSCFFIDE12345678910Score
1 Anna Zatonskih 2492 2462 - - ½ 1 - 1 1 - -
2 Alisa Melekhina 2253 2220 - 1 ½ ½ - - - 1 - 3
3 Sabina Foisor 2379 2320 - 0 - - - 1 - ½ 1
4 Camilla Baginskaite 2356 2317 ½ ½ - - ½ - - 1 -
5 Irina Krush 2490 2458 0 ½ - - 1 - - - ½ 2
6 Rusudan Goletiani 2437 2391 - - - ½ 0 - 1 ½ - 2
7 Iryna Zenyuk 2271 2285 0 - 0 - - - ½ - 1
8 Battsetseg Tsagaan 2265 2258 0 - - - - 0 ½ - 1
9 Tatev Abrahamyan 2342 2275 - 0 ½ 0 - ½ - - - 1
10 Yun Fan 2134 1935 - - 0 - ½ - 0 0 - ½

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