Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

It's that time again. So happy to see GM Alex Lenderman and GM Ray Robson in the U.S. Chess Championship.  I like both players very much and would like for them to do very well.

My prediction for the Women's Championship:  Zatonskih will retain her title.  Yeah, I'm probably hanging myself right now making such a prediction on the basis of one game.  I just don't think any of the other players can out-play her OTB, not even Krush.  Let's see how my prowess as a prognosticator measures up!

You can follow the action and see games in PGN, etc. etc. at uschesschamps.com

Standings after R1:

1IM Zatonskih, Anna1.0F25102895+0.111
2IM Krush, Irina1.0F24573099+0.371
3IM Goletiani, Rusudan1.0F23333093+0.531
4WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev0.5F23292228-0.14½
5FM Melekhina, Alisa0.5F22422224-0.03½
6WIM Ni, Viktorija0.5F22282329+0.14½
7WIM Zenyuk, Iryna0.5F22242242+0.03½
8WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca0.0F23641722-0.370
9WGM Baginskaite, Camilla0.0F23581598-0.530
10WFM Kats, Alena0.0F21371752-0.110

R1 Pairings:

1WIM Ni, Viktorija0.02228WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev0.02329½-½
2WIM Zenyuk, Iryna0.02224FM Melekhina, Alisa0.02242½-½
3IM Krush, Irina0.02457WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca0.023641-0
4IM Goletiani, Rusudan0.02333WGM Baginskaite, Camilla0.023581-0
5IM Zatonskih, Anna0.02510WFM Kats, Alena0.021371-0

R2 Pairings:

1WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev0.52329WFM Kats, Alena0.02137
2WGM Baginskaite, Camilla0.02358IM Zatonskih, Anna1.02510
3WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca0.02364IM Goletiani, Rusudan1.02333
4FM Melekhina, Alisa0.52242IM Krush, Irina1.02457
5WIM Ni, Viktorija0.52228WIM Zenyuk, Iryna0.52224

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