US Championship Rd10: Setting up the final showdown

by Elshan Moradiabadi
4/9/2017 – Round ten of US championship saw a strange turn of event in both groups: in the open section Alexander Onischuk got the better of out-of-shape world junior champion Jeffery Xiong to join Akobian and Wesley So to tie for first. With a three-way tie the players will feel a lot of heat going into the last round. In the meantime, both Nazi Paikidze and Sabina Foisor lead the women’s event. Illustrated report by Elshan Moradiabadi.

All photos by Lennart Ootes

Round 10 on 2017/04/08 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano
1 - 0
GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
2 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L
½ - ½
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
3 2 2822 GM So Wesley
½ - ½
GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
4 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander
1 - 0
GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
5 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav
0 - 1
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
6 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan
½ - ½
GM Robson Ray 2668 6

Caruana and Nakamura bounced back after disastrous losses in the ninth round to sit on +1 and they still have a microscopic mathematical chance if all three leaders were to lose. This might seem as good as impossible, but remember the famous Candidates Tournament that qualified Magnus Carlsen for his first title match. In the last round, both he and Kramnik were tied for first, and both lost their last round games!  

Although one of the games will be Nakamura with white against Akobian, a tall order, the other two, Onischuk and Wesley play with black against Gata Kamsky and Naroditsky respectively, which reduces the odds dramatically for Caruana and Nakamura to join the leaders.

Although he won't leave winless, Shabalov had a tough tournament

Speaking of their victories, although Caruana simply dismantled veteran Alex Shabalov in a smooth game, Naka won a furious game against Zherebukh who had a dream event until round seven and was co-leading with Wesley So.

Hell hath no fury like a... Nakamura taking out his frustration on you at the board

Yaroslav Zherebukh discovered that the hard way

Yaroslav Zherebukh vs Hikaru Nakamura

[Event "U.S. Championships Men 2017"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2017.04.08"] [Round "10"] [White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2793"] [Annotator "Elshan Moradiabadi"] [PlyCount "42"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {0} c6 {56 After heart-breaking loss to Alex Onischuk, super-GM Hikaru Nakamura went ballistic today and rolled over Yaroslav Zherebukh who had is back to earth after a dream start, sharing first after seven rounds with Wesley So.} 2. d4 {21} d5 {5 Caro-Kan, A surprise for Zherebukh for sure!} 3. Nc3 {6} dxe4 {18} 4. Nxe4 {5} Bf5 {29} 5. Ng3 {7} Bg6 {3} 6. Nh3 {43 Not sure if this is Zherebukh main repertoire or he decided to avoid theoretical debate with Nakamura.} Nf6 {90} 7. Nf4 {78} Nbd7 {4} 8. Bc4 {279} Qc7 {111} 9. O-O { 318} e6 {319} 10. c3 {2464 Came after a long thought.} (10. Re1 Bd6 (10... O-O-O {Is the right move which leads to a double edged game!}) 11. Rxe6+ $3 { A Tal-like sacrifice in 21st century! It only leads to a draw though!} fxe6 12. Nxe6 Qb6 13. Qe2 Ke7 (13... Bxg3 14. hxg3 Be4 15. b3 Bd5 16. Ng5+ Kd8 17. Bxd5 Nxd5 18. c4 Re8 19. Ne6+ Rxe6 20. Qxe6 N5f6 21. Bf4 c5 22. Bd6 cxd4 23. c5 Qc6 24. Re1 b6 25. b4 bxc5 26. bxc5 d3 27. Be7+ Kc7 28. Bd6+ Kc8 29. Qe3 Qd5 30. Rd1 Qe4 31. Qc1 Qd4 32. Bf4 Ng4 33. c6 Nc5 34. Qd2 g5 35. Be3 Nxe3 36. fxe3 Qd6 37. Qa5 g4 38. Rc1 d2 39. Rd1 Rb8 40. Qxa7 Qxc6 41. Qxh7 Qe4 42. Qh8+ Kc7 43. Qc3 Qd5 44. e4 Qd6 45. e5 Qb6 46. e6 Kb7 47. Kh2 Qxe6 48. Rxd2 Kc6 49. Qd4 Qh6+ 50. Kg1 Rb1+ 51. Rd1 Rxd1+ 52. Qxd1 Qe3+ 53. Kh2 Qh6+ 54. Kg1 Qe3+ 55. Kh2 Qe4 56. Qd8 Kb5 57. Qc7 Qe6 58. Qf4 Ne4 59. Qe3 Qc4 60. Qf4 Qe2 61. Qb8+ Kc6 62. Qe8+ Kc7 63. a4 Nc3 64. Qf7+ Kc8 65. a5 Nd5 {1/2-1/2 (65) Azarov,S (2635) -Lenderman,A (2601) Greensboro 2014}) 14. Bg5 Qxb2 15. Re1 Qxc2 16. Bd2 Nb6 17. Nxg7+ Kd7 18. Bb3 Qd3 19. Qe6+ Kc7 20. Qxf6 Raf8 21. Ne6+ Kd7 22. Nxf8+ Rxf8 23. Qg7+ Kc8 24. Bh6 Qc3 25. Rf1 a5 26. Bg5 Re8 {1-0 (26) Duda,J (2658) -Ivanchuk,V (2726) Berlin 2015}) ({Zherebukh might also have challenged his higher rated opponent by going for it with} 10. Bxe6 $5 fxe6 11. Nxe6 Qd6 12. Re1 {and while quite unclear, it will be a lot more fun to play as white than defend as black.}) 10... Bd6 {22} 11. Qf3 {24} c5 $5 {573 An interesting novelty by Nakamura.} 12. dxc5 {208} Bxc5 {42} 13. Bb3 {445} O-O-O {300 Things are getting critical and Zherebukh's reaction is far from optimal!} 14. Nxg6 $6 {71} (14. Qe2 Ne5 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. Bf4 Bd6 {is better than what Zherebukh did! }) 14... hxg6 {16} 15. Bf4 $2 {26 Complete loss of time!} (15. Bg5 Ne5 16. Qf4 {is ugly but necessary}) 15... e5 $1 {382} 16. Be3 {251} e4 {198} 17. Qe2 {77} Bxe3 {44} (17... Rxh2 {is more accurate.} 18. Bxc5 (18. Kxh2 Bxe3) 18... Rdh8 19. Be3 Rh1+ 20. Nxh1 Qh2#) 18. Qxe3 $2 {49 [#] Zherebukh does not feel the trouble and runs into checkmate.} (18. fxe3 {was a must.}) 18... Rxh2 $3 { 49 Checkmate comes soon!} 19. Rfd1 {84} Rdh8 {34} 20. Qxa7 {82} e3 $1 {349 one of the two winning moves.} 21. Qxe3 {227} Ng4 {14 A classic for the future!} ( 21... Ng4 22. Qf3 Rh1+ 23. Nxh1 Rxh1+ 24. Kxh1 Qh2#) 0-1

Jeffery Xiong will do some soul searching after his fourth loss at the US Championship

Alexander Onischuk strung together three straight wins to tie for first. Can he make it four?

With seats in the World Cup at stake and given that Jeffrey Xiong, who has already qualified for it, is on 11th place, and the “big three” should be qualified because of their rating, there is a close battle for the remaining three spots. Onischuk and Akobian have also already secured their berth. Consequently, we can expect a tight battle in the coming round because both Naroditsky and Kamsky can still be hopeful for a qualification of their own, despite their very uneven performance so far. Therefore, I will just sit back and enjoy the exciting games of the event rather than speculate for our dear readers.

The visitors have been privy to a great show throughouot, with lots of excitement and drama

Men's standings after ten rounds

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Round 10 on 2017/04/08 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina
½ - ½
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
2 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna
1 - 0
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
3 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
½ - ½
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
4 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
5 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
0 - 1
IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
6 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
1 - 0
WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6

Things were much crazier in the women section: The reigning champion, Nazi Paikidze, had a wild topsy-turvy game against Tatev Abrahamyan. In a game, with a much needed win at stake for both players, the two ladies handed were both gifted decisive advantages several times throughout. Nevertheless, it was Nazi Paikidze who prevailed by making the penultimate mistake!

Speaking of nail-biting course of events the other equally exciting game of the round between ‘new’ contender Sabina Foisor and four-times champion Anna Zatonskih followed a similar script as above albeit in a more dramatic fashion: Zatonskih started slow and gradually outplayed Foisor out of her over-optimistic handling of the position and achieved complete domination over the board. It seemed as if Foisor’s fairy tale run was finally at an end, but not so! In severe time pressure, which has been Anna’s main handicap over the years, Anna started to miss small tactical nuances, most notably when Sabina played the best practical move of the board 28.Nd5 which shook things up a little bit. This might have come as a bit of psychological surprise to Anna who later on blundered with 31….Nxf2?? in a winning position and thus allowed 32.Ne5! turning things around completely, after which Sabina managed to convert her colossal advantage with ease.

Sabina Foisor has had a true fairy tale run, arriving unprepared for the tournament, and still recovering from her mother's death

The only other player who could stay within shooting range of Nazi and Sabina was seven-time champion Irina Krush who failed to win against another experienced player in this event Katerina Nemcova. In fact, Irina should consider herself fortunate as her position was getting extremely suspicious and post-game analyses showed a clear cut win for Katerina.

Things haven't worked out for the seven-time US Women Champion Irina Krush, held to a draw in round ten by Katerina Nemcova, and pretty much quashing her hopes of a miracle finish

Tomorrow, Paikidze-Yu and Virkud-Foisor will decide the winner of this championship. Should they still be tied that it will be decided in a playoff on Monday.

Women's standings after ten rounds

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US Championship pairings/results

Round 1 on 2017/03/29 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L ½ - ½ GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 2 2822 GM So Wesley 1 - 0 GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
3 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander ½ - ½ GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
4 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav ½ - ½ GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
5 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan ½ - ½ GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
6 6 2668 GM Robson Ray 0 - 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
Round 2 on 2017/03/30 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano ½ - ½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
2 8 2674 GM Xiong Jeffery ½ - ½ GM Robson Ray 2668 6
3 9 2659 GM Kamsky Gata 0 - 1 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2645 5
4 10 2646 GM Naroditsky Daniel ½ - ½ GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605 4
5 11 2556 GM Shabalov Alexander 0 - 1 GM Onischuk Alexander 2667 3
6 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L ½ - ½ GM So Wesley 2822 2
Round 3 on 2017/03/31 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2822 GM So Wesley ½ - ½ GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander ½ - ½ GM Shankland Samuel L 2666 1
3 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 1 - 0 GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
4 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan 0 - 1 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
5 6 2668 GM Robson Ray 1 - 0 GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
6 7 2793 GM Nakamura Hikaru ½ - ½ GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
Round 4 on 2017/04/01 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano ½ - ½ GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
2 9 2659 GM Kamsky Gata ½ - ½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
3 10 2646 GM Naroditsky Daniel ½ - ½ GM Robson Ray 2668 6
4 11 2556 GM Shabalov Alexander ½ - ½ GM Akobian Varuzhan 2645 5
5 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L ½ - ½ GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605 4
6 2 2822 GM So Wesley 1 - 0 GM Onischuk Alexander 2667 3
Round 5 on 2017/04/02 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander ½ - ½ GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav ½ - ½ GM So Wesley 2822 2
3 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan 1 - 0 GM Shankland Samuel L 2666 1
4 6 2668 GM Robson Ray 1 - 0 GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
5 7 2793 GM Nakamura Hikaru ½ - ½ GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
6 8 2674 GM Xiong Jeffery 0 - 1 GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
Round 6 on 2017/04/04 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano 1 - 0 GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
2 10 2646 GM Naroditsky Daniel ½ - ½ GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
3 11 2556 GM Shabalov Alexander ½ - ½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
4 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L 1 - 0 GM Robson Ray 2668 6
5 2 2822 GM So Wesley ½ - ½ GM Akobian Varuzhan 2645 5
6 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander ½ - ½ GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605 4
Round 7 on 2017/04/05 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav
1 - 0
GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan
½ - ½
GM Onischuk Alexander 2667 3
3 6 2668 GM Robson Ray
½ - ½
GM So Wesley 2822 2
4 7 2793 GM Nakamura Hikaru
½ - ½
GM Shankland Samuel L 2666 1
5 8 2674 GM Xiong Jeffery
0 - 1
GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
6 9 2659 GM Kamsky Gata
1 - 0
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
Round 8 on 2017/04/06 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano
1 - 0
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
2 11 2556 GM Shabalov Alexander
½ - ½
GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
3 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L
0 - 1
GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
4 2 2822 GM So Wesley
½ - ½
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
5 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander
1 - 0
GM Robson Ray 2668 6
6 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav
0 - 1
GM Akobian Varuzhan 2645 5
Round 9 on 2017/04/07 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan
1 - 0
GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 6 2668 GM Robson Ray
½ - ½
GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605 4
3 7 2793 GM Nakamura Hikaru
0 - 1
GM Onischuk Alexander 2667 3
4 8 2674 GM Xiong Jeffery
0 - 1
GM So Wesley 2822 2
5 9 2659 GM Kamsky Gata
½ - ½
GM Shankland Samuel L 2666 1
6 10 2646 GM Naroditsky Daniel
½ - ½
GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
Round 10 on 2017/04/08 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2817 GM Caruana Fabiano
1 - 0
GM Shabalov Alexander 2556 11
2 1 2666 GM Shankland Samuel L
½ - ½
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2646 10
3 2 2822 GM So Wesley
½ - ½
GM Kamsky Gata 2659 9
4 3 2667 GM Onischuk Alexander
1 - 0
GM Xiong Jeffery 2674 8
5 4 2605 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav
0 - 1
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2793 7
6 5 2645 GM Akobian Varuzhan
½ - ½
GM Robson Ray 2668 6
Round 11 on 2017/04/09 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 6 2668 GM Robson Ray   GM Caruana Fabiano 2817 12
2 7 2793 GM Nakamura Hikaru   GM Akobian Varuzhan 2645 5
3 8 2674 GM Xiong Jeffery   GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605 4
4 9 2659 GM Kamsky Gata   GM Onischuk Alexander 2667 3
5 10 2646 GM Naroditsky Daniel   GM So Wesley 2822 2
6 11 2556 GM Shabalov Alexander   GM Shankland Samuel L 2666 1

US Women's Championship pairings/results

Round 1 on 2017/03/29 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna ½ - ½ WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie ½ - ½ GM Krush Irina 2444 11
3 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 1 - 0 WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
4 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 1 - 0 WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
5 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R 1 - 0 IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
6 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily ½ - ½ IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
Round 2 on 2017/03/30 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina 0 - 1 IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
2 8 2451 IM Zatonskih Anna 1 - 0 WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6
3 9 2262 WFM Virkud Apurva 1 - 0 WIM Yu Jennifer R 2196 5
4 10 2234 WFM Yip Carissa ½ - ½ WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2364 4
5 11 2444 GM Krush Irina 1 - 0 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2272 3
6 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna ½ - ½ WCM Feng Maggie 2162 2
Round 3 on 2017/03/31 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
½ - ½
WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
WGM Sharevich Anna 2257 1
3 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
0 - 1
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
4 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
½ - ½
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
5 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily
0 - 1
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
6 7 2369 IM Paikidze Nazi
0 - 1
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
Round 4 on 2017/04/01 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina
½ - ½
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
2 9 2262 WFM Virkud Apurva
0 - 1
IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
3 10 2234 WFM Yip Carissa
1 - 0
WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6
4 11 2444 GM Krush Irina
0 - 1
WIM Yu Jennifer R 2196 5
5 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna
½ - ½
WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2364 4
6 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
1 - 0
WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2272 3
Round 5 on 2017/04/02 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
1 - 0
WCM Feng Maggie 2162 2
3 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
0 - 1
WGM Sharevich Anna 2257 1
4 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily
0 - 1
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
5 7 2369 IM Paikidze Nazi
1 - 0
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
6 8 2451 IM Zatonskih Anna
1 - 0
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
Round 6 on 2017/04/04 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina
1 - 0
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
2 10 2234 WFM Yip Carissa
1 - 0
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
3 11 2444 GM Krush Irina
0 - 1
IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
4 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna
1 - 0
WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6
5 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
1 - 0
WIM Yu Jennifer R 2196 5
6 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2364 4
Round 7 on 2017/04/05 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
½ - ½
WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
½ - ½
WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2272 3
3 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily
0 - 1
WCM Feng Maggie 2162 2
4 7 2369 IM Paikidze Nazi
½ - ½
WGM Sharevich Anna 2257 1
5 8 2451 IM Zatonskih Anna
½ - ½
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
6 9 2262 WFM Virkud Apurva
1 - 0
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
Round 8 on 2017/04/06 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina
1 - 0
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
2 11 2444 GM Krush Irina
1 - 0
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
3 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna
½ - ½
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
4 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
½ - ½
IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
5 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6
6 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
½ - ½
WIM Yu Jennifer R 2196 5
Round 9 on 2017/04/07 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
½ - ½
WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily
0 - 1
WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2364 4
3 7 2369 IM Paikidze Nazi
½ - ½
WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2272 3
4 8 2451 IM Zatonskih Anna
1 - 0
WCM Feng Maggie 2162 2
5 9 2262 WFM Virkud Apurva
1 - 0
WGM Sharevich Anna 2257 1
6 10 2234 WFM Yip Carissa
½ - ½
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
Round 10 on 2017/04/08 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2359 WGM Nemcova Katerina
½ - ½
GM Krush Irina 2444 11
2 1 2257 WGM Sharevich Anna
1 - 0
WFM Yip Carissa 2234 10
3 2 2162 WCM Feng Maggie
½ - ½
WFM Virkud Apurva 2262 9
4 3 2272 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca
1 - 0
IM Zatonskih Anna 2451 8
5 4 2364 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev
0 - 1
IM Paikidze Nazi 2369 7
6 5 2196 WIM Yu Jennifer R
1 - 0
WIM Nguyen Emily 2173 6
Round 11 on 2017/04/09 at 2 PM (EST)
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 6 2173 WIM Nguyen Emily   WGM Nemcova Katerina 2359 12
2 7 2369 IM Paikidze Nazi   WIM Yu Jennifer R 2196 5
3 8 2451 IM Zatonskih Anna   WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2364 4
4 9 2262 WFM Virkud Apurva   WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2272 3
5 10 2234 WFM Yip Carissa   WCM Feng Maggie 2162 2
6 11 2444 GM Krush Irina   WGM Sharevich Anna 2257 1

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Elshan Moradiabadi is a GM born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He moved to the US in 2012. Ever since, he has been active in US college chess scenes and in US chess. is a veteran instructor and teaches chess to every level, with students ranging from beginners to IM. He can be contacted for projects or teaching.
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KevinC KevinC 4/10/2017 01:36
My condolences to Miss Foiser on the loss of her mother. I know she will go through life wishing her mother saw her with the U.S. Women's championship, and she has my sympathies for that. My mother died right before I won my first of three state championships, before I had a successful business, and before I had a beautiful daughter. I am now 55, and still wish she had been here to be a part of these things in my life.
blueflare blueflare 4/10/2017 08:01
Thank you Nakamura for winning the last game hehe
Resistance Resistance 4/25/2017 09:47
Caruana played like Kasparov in his heyday! Oh, Fabiano, why is it that you play like this only after a loss? You have so much to give, so much to teach us; so much to create. Don't let your own weakness stand in your way; you're up for so much more...
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