Irina Krush Wins U.S. Women's Championship Print
Monday, 21 May 2012 12:08
IM Irina Krush won both games of today’s rapid playoff match to become the 2012 U.S. Women’s Champion. Playing black, Krush beat defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih in the first encounter, then survived several exceptional blunders to win game two.

Zatonskih and Krush have now alternated wins at the women’s championship for the past four years. The duo have won the last seven titles combined, and this was Krush’s fourth in her career.

Krush wins $18,000 for the title, while Zatonskih pockets $12,000 for second place.

The Championship was organized by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis from 8th to 19th May, 2012. 


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Final standings after 9 rounds: 

1 IM Krush Irina USA 2457 - 7
2 IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2510 - 7
3 IM Goletiani Rusudan USA 2333 - 5.5
4 WIM Ni Viktorija USA 2228 - 5
5 WIM Zenyuk Iryna USA 2224 - 4.5
6 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev USA 2329 - 4.5
7 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca USA 2364 - 4.5
8 FM Melekhina Alisa USA 2242 - 3.5
9 WGM Baginskaite Camilla USA 2358 - 2
10 WFM Kats Alena USA 2137 - 1.5

By FM Mike Klein


 
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