U.S. Women's Championships - Round 4 - Live Bloggin' it - Photos - Results - Updates

U.S. Women's Championships - Round 4 - Live Bloggin' it - Photos - Results - Updates

strani
strani
Oct 7, 2009, 12:01 PM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

The most anticipated encounter of the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship took place in round three, with the top two seeds facing off for the first time since their controversial finish to the 2008 Championship. This time, as last time, the top seed, Anna Zatonskih, took the victory at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

Trailing closely with two wins and one draw (2.5 points) is Sabina Foisor, of Baltimore, Md., who won a close ending against Iryna Zenyuk, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Looking ahead, Foisor and Zatonskih will not play until Monday's round eight, when Foisor will have the advantage of the white pieces.

 

The games have begun and you can follow it all live www.uschesschamps.com

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

Video Update: Anna Zatonskih interviewed after defeating Irina Krush yesterday. Enjoy! Interview conducted by FM Mike Klein who's helping the CCSCSL with writing and chess info and stuff. I edited this today while covering the rounds and doing several other things, sorry if it's rough on the eyes :) 

Game Update: Another draw! Making this round officially Drawfest 2009! Iryna will face Irina tomorrow in round 5. 

 

 

Game Update: Another draw! 

 

Game Update: Alisa Melekihna has defeated Sabiana Foisor, eliminating the struggle at the top of the table but definitely showing the youngest player in the tournament has serious game. 

 

Game Update: Results! Anna Zatonskih has drawn with Camilla Baginskatie. If Foisor pulls off a win there will be a tie at the top. Exciting stuff! They've both headed into the commentary room, and there they go leaving the commentary room and out for the door...interesting...

 

 

Game Update: First result is in and Irina Krush has drawn Yun Fan. 

 

 

Photo Update! Round 4 photos taken from my video stills. Except for the first photo which is a still taken from Randy Sinquefield, film maker and tournament documentarian, Alisa Melekihna interview. Enjoy. 

Above is tournament moderators Carol Jarecki, IA, NTD and Chris Bird

Below, passer-byes watch the action on one of the many tv's located in and around the CCSCSL. 

 

PAIRINGS!

Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Alisa Melekhina

Rusudan Goletiani vs Tatev Abrahamyan

Anna Zatonskih vs Camilla Baginskaite

Yun Fan vs Irina Krush

Iryna Zenyuk vs Battsetseg Tsagaan

#NameUSCFFIDE12345678910Score
1 Anna Zatonskih 2492 2462 - - - 1 - 1 1 - - 3
2 Sabina Foisor 2279 2320 - - - - - 1 - ½ 1
3 Camilla Baginskaite 2356 2317 - - ½ - ½ - - 1 - 2
4 Alisa Melekhina 2253 2220 - - ½ ½ - - - 1 - 2
5 Irina Krush 2490 2458 0 - - ½ 1 - - - -
6 Rusudan Goletiani 2437 2391 - - ½ - 0 - 1 - -
7 Iryna Zenyuk 2271 2285 0 0 - - - - - - 1 1
8 Battsetseg Tsagaan 2265 2258 0 - - - - 0 - - 1 1
9 Tatev Abrahamyan 2342 2275 - ½ 0 0 - - - - - ½
10 Yun Fan 2134 1935 - 0 - - - - 0 0 - 0

VIDEOS!

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