Thursday, June 21, 2007

2007 U.S. Women's Chess Championship - Players' List 2

I'm so glad that the players' list has been released today - actually I think we've received this information much earlier before the beginning of the actual event than when the players' list for the "Men's" Championship was released from its start date. I checked the USCF website again a few minutes ago and did not see the list published there. While I recognize most of the names on the list, I am most familiar with Krush, Baginskaite and Vicary, who have been fixtures in U.S. women's chess for many years. The players range in age from 15-16 (Melekhina) to 39-40 (Baginskaite). Here is their FIDE information: IM Anna Zatonskih (2468) dob 1978 (28-29 years old) IM Irina Krush (2478) dob 1983 (23-24 years old) WGM Camilla Baginskaite (2328) dob 1967 (39-40 years old) WGM Katerine Rohonyan (2362) dob 1984 (22-23 years old) WIM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (2229) dob 1986 (20-21 years old) WF Tatev Abrahamyan (2268) dob 1988 (18-19 years old) WF Chouchanik Airapetian (2180) dob 1975 (31-32 years old) WIM Tsagaan Battsetseg (2241) dob 1972 (34-35 years old) WF Alisa Melekhina (2104) dob 1991 (15-16 years old) WF Elizabeth Vicary (2148) dob 1975 (31-32 years old) I'm looking forward to this championship, not only because Goddesschess is sponsoring a brilliancy prize!

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