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Irina Krush Wins 8th U.S. Women’s Chess Championship

Irina Krush, woman chess champion
This year’s U.S. Women’s Championship brought the nation’s top 12 females together for an online event organized by the Saint Louis Chess Club, and Irina Krush has won the competition for the 8th time.After contracting COVID-19 earlier this year, and while still suffering some of its effects as a ‘long-hauler,’ Irina had a virtuous performance in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Championship, taking her eighth championship title by half a point over her heir apparent, Carissa Yip.

Krush finished with 8½ points, followed by Junior Girls Champ Yip with 8. Dorsa Derakhshani was the surprise third place finisher with 7½ points.

About the US Chess Federation
The US Chess Federation (US Chess) is the official governing body and nonprofit organization for chess players and chess supporters in the United States. Their mission is to inspire people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess. Their vision is that chess is recognized as an essential tool that is inclusive, benefits education and rehabilitation, and promotes recreation and friendly competition.

Every year, US Chess sanctions and rates over 10,000 tournaments and over half a million games. They host over 25 National Championships and award titles to both amateurs and professionals, ranging from elementary school students to senior citizens.

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