Thursday, October 8, 2009

2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

A continuation from the earlier post - still haven't eaten supper! 8:16 p.m. -- just tuned into Baginskaite - Yun Fan and saw it turn into a 1-0, another win for Baginskaite but a hard-fought game by Fan. [Event "2009 US Womens Championship"][Site "St Louis"][Date "2009.10.08"][Round "5"][White "Baginskaite, Camilla"][Black "Fan, Yun"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2356"][WhiteTitle "WGM"][BlackELO "2134"][BlackTitle ""][Source "MonRoi"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 O-O 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 b6 8.Qb3 Bb7 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Rd1 Re8 12.Bd3 c6 13.O-O Nd7 14.Rfe1 Nf8 15.e4 Ne6 16.e5 Be7 17.Bf5 Bf8 18.g3 Bc8 19.Qc2 Ng5 20.Nxg5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5 Qxg5 22.Qxg5 hxg5 23.f4 gxf4 24.gxf4 g6 25.Kf2 Bh6 26.Kf3 Re6 27.b4 a6 28.Na4 Rb8 29.Rg1 Kh7 30.Rdf1 Bf8 31.a3 a5 32.Rb1 axb4 33.axb4 f6 34.Rgc1 fxe5 35.fxe5 Bh6 36.Rf1 Re7 37.Rb3 Ra7 38.Nc3 Bd2 39.Ke2 Bg5 40.b5 c5 41.dxc5 bxc5 42.Nxd5 Ra2 43.Kd3 Rxh2 44.b6 Rh4 45.Kc3 Rd4 46.Nf6 Kg7 47.Rb2 Rf4 48.Rxf4 Bxf4 49.Nd7 Rb7 50.e6 Bd6 51.Kc4 g5 52.Kd5 Bf4 53.Kc6 Rb8 54.Nxb8 Bxb8 55.e7 1-0 Just looked at Abrahamyan - Zatonskih: 0-1! Zatonskih is now in first place with 4.5/5! Wow! [Event "2009 US Womens Championship"][Site "St Louis"][Date "2009.10.08"][Round "5"][White "Abrahamyan, Tatev"][Black "Zatonskih, Anna"][Result "0-1"][WhiteELO "2342"][WhiteTitle "WFM"][BlackELO "2492"][BlackTitle "IM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bd6 6.Nc3 dxe4 7.Ng5 O-O 8.Ncxe4 Nxe4 9.Nxe4 Bf5 10.Ng3 Qd7 11.Nxf5 Qxf5 12.O-O Nd7 13.Be3 Nc5 14.Bxc5 Bxc5 15.Qe2 Rad8 16.Rae1 Rfe8 17.Qe4 Qf6 18.c3 Re7 19.Kh1 g6 20.Rd1 Kg7 21.g3 Bd6 22.Kg2 Bc7 23.Rfe1 Rde8 24.Re3 Bb6 25.Rf3 Qg5 26.h4 Qh5 27.Re1 f5 28.Qc4 Kh8 29.d4 e4 30.Rfe3 Qh6 31.Bc2 Qg7 32.f3 exf3 33.Kxf3 Rxe3 34.Rxe3 Rxe3 35.Kxe3 Qe7 36.Kf2 f4 37.gxf4 Qxh4 38.Kf3 Qh3 39.Ke2 Qg2 40.Kd1 Qg1 41.Ke2 Qg4 42.Ke1 Qxf4 43.Qe6 Kg7 44.Qe7 Qf7 45.Qe5 Qf6 46.Qe4 Bc7 47.Bd3 Qf4 48.Qe7 Qf7 49.Qe2 Qxa2 50.c4 Qa5 51.Kd1 Qg5 52.Kc2 Qf6 53.Qe8 Bd8 54.Qd7 Qe7 55.Qg4 Qf7 56.Kb1 Bf6 57.Qf4 Qd7 0-1 And at 8:21 p.m. before my eyes - THE HEADBANGER GAME OF THE DAY goes to Tsagaan - Foisor: 1-0! Incredible game. Neither chess femme was giving an inch! [Event "2009 US Womens Championship"][Site "St Louis"][Date "2009.10.08"][Round "5"][White "Tsagaan, Battsetseg"][Black "Foisor, Sabina"][Result "1-0"][WhiteELO "2265"][WhiteTitle "WIM"][BlackELO "2379"][BlackTitle "WGM"][Source "MonRoi"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O 9.Bb3 d6 10.h3 Bd7 11.Re1 Rac8 12.Nd5 Rfe8 13.Bd2 Qd8 14.Nf3 e6 15.Nxf6 Bxf6 16.c3 Qc7 17.Bg5 Bxg5 18.Nxg5 h6 19.Nf3 Red8 20.Qd2 Kg7 21.Rad1 Be8 22.Re3 Ne7 23.Rd3 Bc6 24.Rxd6 Rxd6 25.Qxd6 Qxd6 26.Rxd6 Bxe4 27.Ne5 Rc7 28.f3 Bd5 29.c4 Bc6 30.Kf2 h5 31.g4 hxg4 32.hxg4 g5 33.Bc2 Kf6 34.Nxc6 Nxc6 35.Be4 Ke5 36.Rd1 Ne7 37.b3 f5 38.gxf5 exf5 39.Bb1 Ke6 40.Ke3 a6 41.Rd8 Ng6 42.a3 Rh7 43.Bd3 Rh3 44.c5 Nh4 45.Bc4 Ke7 46.Rb8 Nxf3 47.Rxb7 Kd8 48.Bxa6 g4 49.Kf4 Nd4 50.Bc4 Kc8 51.Rg7 Nxb3 52.Be6 Kb8 53.c6 Rc3 54.Rb7 Ka8 55.Rxb3 Rc5 56.Bxf5 Ka7 57.Bd7 Rc4 58.Kg3 Ka6 59.Rd3 Kb6 60.Rd5 Rc3 61.Kxg4 Rxa3 62.Rb5 Kc7 63.Rb7 Kd6 64.Kf5 Ra1 65.Rb4 Kc7 66.Rc4 Rf1 67.Ke5 Re1 68.Kd5 Rg1 69.Rc2 Rg5 70.Kc4 Rh5 71.Kb4 Rh4 72.Kb5 Rh5 73.Rc5 Rh1 74.Bf5 Rh8 75.Be4 Re8 76.Bd5 Rb8 77.Kc4 Rb1 78.Ra5 Kd6 79.Be4 Rc1 80.Kd4 Rd1 81.Ke3 Re1 82.Kf4 Rf1 83.Bf3 Rc1 84.Rd5 Kc7 85.Rd7 Kb6 86.Rb7 Kc5 87.Ke5 Re1 88.Be4 Rg1 89.c7 Rg8 90.Rb8 1-0 Well, it's been an incredible day at the office -- for me and for these players! How many times have I seen quick draws and la-la play in games just before a day off in a long tournament? Well - not in THIS tournament. Okay - now I'm going to hunt around for the standings, or try and figure them out myself - or check at Susan Polgar's blog because she always has the fastest information online! RESULTS R5: Battsetseg Tsagaan 1-0 Sabina-Francesca Foisor Irina Krush ½-½ Iryna Zenyuk Camilla Baginskaite 1-0 Yun Fan Tatev Abrahamyan 0-1 Anna Zatonskih Alisa Melekhina ½-½ Rusudan Goletiani Okay - waiting for official standings to be calculated, here is my rough guess (Zatonskih is clear first, so I had no problem there): Zatonskih: 4.5 Melekhina: 3.5 Baginsakite: 3.5 Tsagaan: 2.5 Foisor: 2.5 Goletiani: 2.5 Krush: 2.5 Zenyuk: 2.0 Abrahamyan: 1.0 Yun Fan: 0.5 L00k at the jam-up at 2.5. Wow! I'm exhausted already - not even playing, just watching!

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