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Sunday, April 24, 2011

US Chess Championships semifinals lined up

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Hi everyone,

Catching up with the ongoing US Chess Championships, here is the latest about the playoffs. The playoffs had to be conducted between GM Alex Onischuk and GM-elect Sam Shankland faced plus IM Anna Zatonskih and WGM Sabina Foisor. 

Shankland vs Onischuk for the last semifinal slot.

Shankland first beat Onischuk with black and then with white. In the semifinals, Shankland will receive defending champion GM Gata Kamsky, who already qualified without the need for a tiebreak. The other semifinal is between GMs Robert Hess and Yury Shulman.

In the US Women’s Championship, Zatonskih won both her games against Foisor to qualify. Zatonskih will now play Krush in the semifinals, while WGM Camilla Baginskaite and WFM Tatev Abrahyam will play in the other semifinal. All semifinal matchups are two-game matches spread out over two days, with a possible tiebreak on the third day
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