Anna Ushenina is the New Women’s World Chess Champion

Congratulations to my friend Anna Ushenina on becoming the World Women’s Chess Champion. Anna, who lives in the Ukraine played  forceful yet beautiful chess throughout the long event. In the end it was her uncompromising attitude at the board that allowed her to defeat the other players and become the fourteenth Women’s World Chess Champion. Below is my favorite game that Anna Ushenina played at FIDE Knock-Out Women’s World Championship:


[Event "FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2012.11.21"]
[EventDate "2012.11.11"]
[Round "4.2"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Anna Ushenina"]
[Black "Nadezhda Kosintseva"]
[ECO "E58"]
Anna Ushenina is the Women's World Chess Champion.
Anna Ushenina is the Women’s World Chess Champion.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 c5
7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 Bxc3 9. bxc3 Qc7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. a4 Re8
12. Ba3 c4 13. Bc2 Bg4 14. Qe1 Bh5 15. Nh4 Ng4 16. g3 Bg6
17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. Qd2 Na5 19. Rae1 Nf6 20. f3 Qc6 21. Qg2 Nb3
22. e4 Qxa4 23. Bb2 Qb5 24. Bb1 dxe4 25. fxe4 Re6 26. Re2 Rae8
27. e5 Nd5 28. Qf3 f5 29. g4 f4 30. Be4 Rd8 31. Bxd5 Qxd5
32. Qxf4 Qd7 33. Ba3 Ra6 34. Bb4 Qe6 35. Qe4 b5 36. Ref2 Ra1
37. Rxa1 Nxa1 38. Ra2 Nb3 39. Rxa7 Nc1 40. Re7 Qa6 41. Qf3 Kh8
42. Qf7 Rg8 43. Ra7 Qc8 44. Qxg6 Ne2+ 45. Kf1 Nf4 46. Qg5 1-0

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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