|1||WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev||2.5||2329||WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca||3.0||2364||1-0|
|2||FM Melekhina, Alisa||2.5||2242||WGM Baginskaite, Camilla||0.5||2358||1-0|
|3||WIM Ni, Viktorija||2.0||2228||WFM Kats, Alena||1.0||2137||1-0|
|4||WIM Zenyuk, Iryna||3.0||2224||IM Zatonskih, Anna||3.5||2510||0-1|
|5||IM Krush, Irina||4.0||2457||IM Goletiani, Rusudan||3.0||2333||½-½|
Standings after R6 (cross-table):
|1||IM Zatonskih, Anna||4.5||F||2510||2456||-0.30||1||1||½||½||½||1|
|2||IM Krush, Irina||4.5||F||2457||2480||+0.18||1||½||1||½||1||½|
|3||IM Goletiani, Rusudan||3.5||F||2333||2369||+0.33||1||0||1||0||1||½|
|4||WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev||3.5||F||2329||2352||+0.23||½||1||0||1||0||1|
|5||FM Melekhina, Alisa||3.5||F||2242||2394||+1.21||½||½||0||½||1||1|
|6||WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca||3.0||F||2364||2354||-0.06||0||1||½||1||½||0|
|7||WIM Ni, Viktorija||3.0||F||2228||2332||+0.78||½||0||0||1||½||1|
|8||WIM Zenyuk, Iryna||3.0||F||2224||2350||+0.96||½||1||1||½||0||0|
|9||WFM Kats, Alena||1.0||F||2137||2062||-0.53||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|10||WGM Baginskaite, Camilla||0.5||F||2358||1918||-2.80||0||0||0||0||½||0|
Pairings for R7:
|1||IM Goletiani, Rusudan||3.5||2333||WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev||3.5||2329|
|2||IM Zatonskih, Anna||4.5||2510||IM Krush, Irina||4.5||2457|
|3||WFM Kats, Alena||1.0||2137||WIM Zenyuk, Iryna||3.0||2224|
|4||WGM Baginskaite, Camilla||0.5||2358||WIM Ni, Viktorija||3.0||2228|
|5||WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca||3.0||2364||FM Melekhina, Alisa||3.5||2242|
Tomorrow a much-anticipated game between Zatonskih with white against Krush with black at Table 2. I also expect the Table 1 match-up to be intense. Abrahamyan wants to move into the first or second position after being a bridesmaid for several years running. I don't know if she's strong enough to do it, but she sure as hell is STUBBORN, a trait I admire (gee, I wonder why) :)
Abrahamyan won't give up.
Really, except for Baginskaite's performance, I am pleasantly surprised by how tight the scores actually are after 6 games, with only 3 more to go, with Alena Kats being somewhat of an outlyer.
|Jen Shahade commenting during R4 of the U.S. Chess|
Championship. Leopard Print? Soooo Judit Polgar!
In any event, we all know she'll have her hands full tomorrow with black against Zatonskih, who will be looking to make another definitive move by taking the full point. The final 3 games should be where the leaders pull away from the pretenders -- and that doesn't mean someone pretending to play chess, that means someone who hasn't been there before trying to move as high up the ranks as possible and possible take over one of the top spot -- as in "pretender to the throne." That sort of pretender.