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|Abby Marshall: First Female to Win Denker!|
|August 4, 2009|
Abby Marshall drew her final round game against Michael Yang in the Denker tournament of
high school champions to score 5.5/6, a half point ahead of the rest of the field.
Her game was a tough Sicilian battle, where she ended up on the wrong side of a Sicilian endgame where her opponent's pawn structure and two bishops made it a very long road to a draw.
She thus becomes the first ever female Denker Champion. Look for the story in her own words coming to CLO soon. Also look for complete standings on the Denker results page, to be updated when all the games are finished.