U.S. Women's Championship - Round 8 - Zatonskih Clinches Title

U.S. Women's Championship - Round 8 - Zatonskih Clinches Title

strani
strani
Oct 12, 2009, 12:03 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

Will Anna Zatonskih continue on undefeated and without chance of being caught today? Or will she stumble and let Camilla Baginskatie play catch up in this 2nd to last round. That'll be tough however as she's playing former U.S. Women's Championship Irinia Krush who trails in a tie for 3rd with Alisa Melekhina. Who knows? I don't. But I'm here in the basement of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center watching it all go down live. 

UPDATE: Yes, Yes she can. Anna Zatonskih clinches the 2009 U.S Women's Championship today. No amount of finishing round results will change this, but there's still a lot of prize money to play for. 

Anyhoo - follow it all live at www.uschesschamps.com 

Results! 

 

Zenyuk destroyed Alisa Melekhina today, bumping the ballerina to 4th place overall, check it out below. Great tactics by Iryna Zenyuk. 


 

Below the photo update for round 8, courtesy of Betsy Dynako, you'll find todays pairings and the current standings. 

Top two finishers garner spots on the U.S. Women's Olympic team. 

 

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