Sunday, October 11, 2009

2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

After grinding out the first six rounds, today's round is wrapping up in under five hours (assuming Krush-Foisor closes out soon. According to the commentary, Krush has a commanding position and a material lead). Results and games from R7: Melekhina - Fan: 1-0 Baginskaite - Tsagaan: 1-0 Abrahamyan - Zenyuk: 1-0 Goletiani - Zatonskih: 0-1 Updated 5:01 p.m.: Krush - Foisor: 1-0 [White "Melekhina, Alisa"][Black "Fan, Yun"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2253"][WhiteTitle "WIM"][BlackELO "2134"][BlackTitle ""][Source "MonRoi"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nh3 Nf6 7.Nf4 e6 8.h4 c5 9.h5 Be4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.d5 a6 12.c3 Qd7 13.Be3 e5 14.Nh3 Be7 15.Bd3 Nf6 16.c4 h6 17.Bd2 Qd6 18.Bf5 Nbd7 19.g4 b5 20.b3 Nb6 21.Qc2 Rb8 22.O-O Nbd7 23.Rae1 Rb6 24.f4 e4 25.Nf2 Nf8 26.Nxe4 Nxe4 27.Bxe4 g6 28.hxg6 fxg6 29.Ba5 Rb7 30.Bc3 Rg8 31.Be5 Qd7 32.d6 Bh4 33.Bxb7 Bxe1 34.Rxe1 Qxg4 35.Qg2 1-0 [White "Baginskaite, Camilla"][Black "Tsagaan, Battsetseg"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2356"][WhiteTitle "WGM"][BlackELO "2265"][BlackTitle "WIM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.e4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.h3 a6 11.Be3 Rb8 12.a4 Nc5 13.Qc2 a5 14.Rad1 Nfd7 15.Ndb5 Na6 16.Rfe1 Ne5 17.Nd5 Be6 18.Nd4 Bxd5 19.cxd5 Nb4 20.Qe2 Nd7 21.Nb5 Nf6 22.Qc4 Rc8 23.Na7 Ra8 24.Nb5 Rc8 25.Na7 Ra8 26.f4 Nh5 27.Kh2 Bxb2 28.Nb5 Na6 29.g4 c6 30.dxc6 bxc6 31.Nxd6 1-0 [White "Abrahamyan, Tatev"][Black "Zenyuk, Iryna"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2342"][WhiteTitle "WFM"][BlackELO "2271"][BlackTitle "WIM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Bc4 O-O 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Rb8 11.h4 h5 12.g4 Na5 13.O-O-O b5 14.Bh6 Nc4 15.Bxc4 bxc4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.gxh5 Nxh5 18.Rhg1 Qb6 19.b3 cxb3 20.axb3 Qa5 21.Kb2 Rfc8 22.Ra1 Qc5 23.Rg5 e5 24.Nde2 Rh8 25.f4 Nf6 26.f5 Rxh4 27.Rag1 Rh6 28.fxg6 fxg6 29.Ng3 Rg8 30.Nf5 Bxf5 31.exf5 Kh7 32.fxg6 Kg7 33.Rf1 Rf8 34.Rxf6 Rxf6 35.Ne4 Qc8 36.Nxf6 Qd8 37.Nh5 1-0 [White "Goletiani, Rusudan"][Black "Zatonskih, Anna"][Result "0-1"][WhiteELO "2437"][WhiteTitle "IM"][BlackELO "2492"][BlackTitle "IM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 e5 5.d3 Nf6 6.O-O Nd7 7.e3 Be7 8.exd4 exd4 9.Re1 O-O 10.Na3 Nc5 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.Rxe5 c6 13.Nc2 a5 14.b3 Bd6 15.Rh5 Ne6 16.Bb2 Be7 17.Re5 Bf6 18.Re1 Qb6 19.Rb1 Bd7 20.h4 c5 21.Qh5 Bc6 22.Bh3 g6 23.Qg4 Rfe8 24.f4 Ng7 25.Qd1 Nh5 26.Kh2 Qc7 27.Bg4 Nxf4 28.Rf1 Be5 29.gxf4 Bxf4 30.Kh3 h5 31.Bxh5 gxh5 32.Qxh5 Bd7 33.Kg2 Ra6 34.Rf3 Rg6 35.Kf1 Bg4 36.Qd5 Re5 0-1 Updated just before 4:30 p.m. CST: The live commentary at has concluded -- Krush v. Foisor is still going on. Foisor is down a bishop but has an extra pawn. This lady know show to fight - it will be interesting to see how the game is finally completed. [White "Krush, Irina"][Black "Foisor, Sabina"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2490"][WhiteTitle "IM"][BlackELO "2379"][BlackTitle "WGM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.f3 Nbd7 8.e4 Bg6 9.Nxc4 Be7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Nb6 12.Ne5 a5 13.Be3 Nbd7 14.Nd3 Qb8 15.Kh1 e5 16.dxe5 Nxe5 17.Nxe5 Qxe5 18.f4 Qe6 19.f5 Bxf5 20.Rxf5 Nxe4 21.Rf3 Nxc3 22.bxc3 Bf6 23.Qc2 b5 24.axb5 cxb5 25.Bxb5 Rfc8 26.Bd2 Rc5 27.Bd3 Rh5 28.Rf5 Rh4 29.Rfxa5 Rd8 30.Be1 Rh6 31.Bf1 Qc6 32.Ra6 Qb7 33.Qe2 Qc7 34.h3 g5 35.Qf3 Kg7 36.Rb1 Qe5 37.Rbb6 Rg6 38.Bg3 Qe7 39.Qf5 Rd1 40.Kh2 Bxc3 41.Rxg6 fxg6 42.Qf3 Rc1 43.Rc6 g4 44.Qd3 Qb4 45.Rc7 Kf6 46.Qd8 Ke6 47.Qd7 Kf6 48.Qf7 1-0 Post comment 5:03 p.m.: Once again all decisive games. The women are battling down to the last second on the clocks to make time control, they are battling for every square afterwards. No one is giving up and coasting to the finish just to earn prize money. Preliminary standings (my rough adding up points): Clear first - Zatonskih: 6.5 Clear second - Baginskaite: 5.5 Melekhina, Krush: 4.5 Goletiani, Foisor: 3.5 Tsagaan: 2.5 Zenyuk, Abrahamyan: 2.0 Fan Yun: 1.5

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