Without Armageddon: Anna Zatonskih Couldn't Cope With the Excitement and Gave Away the Champion's Title to Irina Krush

Время публикации: 21.05.2012 15:45 | Последнее обновление: 21.05.2012 15:45

The tie-break between Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih, which had to determine the U.S. Champion among women was held yesterday evening (in Moscow Time) and was marked with a quite large number of mistakes as long as the rivals couldn't cope with the excitement. In the first rapid game Anna Zatonskih playing White exceeded the time limit in an already lost position, while the second game finished in a completely unusual way. 

KRUSH - ZATONSKIH

 

If Black has converted its advantage, we'd see Rapid Armageddon with unusual rules. But Anna gave away the Champion's title in one move: 47...Rxc4 48.Nxc4 1-0.

Irina Krush became the strongest women player of the United States of America for the 4th time in her career. Earlier she has won the title in 1998, 2007 and 2010.

 

American of Ukrainian descent, or vice versa? (photo uschesschamps.com) 


  


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