Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

Zatonskih v. Krush, R7. From U.S.
Zatonskih continues to lead by a narrow margin.  The pairings have done her no favors, she has white in R9 against Abrahamyan.  I expect her to win - that is to say, she should win, given the relative difference in ELO and the advantage of white over black; I cannot imagine Abrahamyan rolling over so I expect a tough, intense game. 

Results R8:

1WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev3.52329FM Melekhina, Alisa3.522421-0
2WIM Ni, Viktorija3.52228WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca4.02364½-½
3WIM Zenyuk, Iryna3.52224WGM Baginskaite, Camilla1.023580-1
4IM Krush, Irina5.02457WFM Kats, Alena1.521371-0
5IM Goletiani, Rusudan4.52333IM Zatonskih, Anna5.025100-1

Standings after R8:

1IM Zatonskih, Anna6.0F25102489-0.1011½½½1½1
2IM Krush, Irina6.0F24572489+0.381½1½1½½1
3WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca4.5F23642367+0.0901½1½01½
4IM Goletiani, Rusudan4.5F23332382+0.5510101½10
5WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev4.5F23292336+0.12½1010101
6WIM Ni, Viktorija4.0F22282339+1.14½001½1½½
7FM Melekhina, Alisa3.5F22422296+0.50½½0½1100
8WIM Zenyuk, Iryna3.5F22242281+0.52½11½00½0
9WGM Baginskaite, Camilla2.0F23582103-2.660000½0½1
10WFM Kats, Alena1.5F21372085-0.54001000½0

Pairings for R9 (will be on Saturday - tomorrow is a rest day for the ladies):

1IM Zatonskih, Anna6.02510WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev4.52329
2WFM Kats, Alena1.52137IM Goletiani, Rusudan4.52333
3WGM Baginskaite, Camilla2.02358IM Krush, Irina6.02457
4WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca4.52364WIM Zenyuk, Iryna3.52224
5FM Melekhina, Alisa3.52242WIM Ni, Viktorija4.02228

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