Sunday, May 18, 2008

2008 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

Coverage through Round 5 has been updated at Chess Femme News. Krush and Zatonskih are perfect through 5 rounds with 5.0. Here are the match-ups for Round 6, later today: Round 6 Match-ups (Sunday May 18): Player Draw (pairing numbers) 10. Courtney Jamison v. 8.Tsagaan Battsetseg 9. Iryna Zenyuk v. 7. Irina Krush 1. Chouchanik Airapetian v. 6. Chimi Tuvshintugs 2. Anna Zatonskih v. 5. Esther Epstein 3. Katerine Rohonyan v. 4. Tatev Abrahamyan So far, there have been no upsets like last year, when Liz Vicary knocked off Camillie Baginskaite, a performance which earned her the $300 Goddesschess Brilliancy Prize. Who will win the Fighting Chess Award this year - $500, $350 from Goddesschess and $150 from the Susan Polgar Foundation?

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