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2012-05-20 : Irina Krush takes 2012 US Womens Championship                                                                 
SAINT 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.

irina KrushAn 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 career.
The games can be viewed here

Marked 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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