2012-05-20 : Irina Krush takes 2012 US Womens Championship
LOUIS, IM Irina Krush won both games of today's rapid
playoff match to become the 2012 U.S. Women's Champion. Playing black,
Krush beat defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih in the first encounter,
then survived several exceptional blunders to win game two.
An emotional Krush ran downstairs after the second game and
hugged everyone in sight. Zatonskih and Krush have now alternated wins
at the women's championship for the past four years.
The duo have won
the last seven titles combined, and this was Krush's fourth in her
The games can be viewed here
by a couple of blunders and time pressure on both players it finally
swung Krush's way to see her walk away with the $18000 title prize
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