Americans in Gibraltar at the Half
January 30, 2010
IM Irina Krush in Gibraltar, Photo from 2009 report
After five rounds of the 8th Gibraltar Chess Festival (January 26-February 4), American players are doing solidly overall, if not spectacularly (yet). Download the full set of games on the official website. Two of particular interest to CLO readers: US resident's Women's World Champion Kosteniuk's battle against GM Gata Kamsky and the unfortunate husband and wife pairing, GM Daniel Fridman-US Women's Champion Zatonskih.



Results Summary in Gibraltar

GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Michael Adams- 4.5/5
GM Gata Kamsky, GM-elect Alex Lenderman (with 13 others)--4.0/5
GM Vinay Bhat, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, IM Anna Zatonskih, IM Irina Krush-3.5/5
IM Sam Shankland, IM Drasko Boskovic, IM Justin Sarkar, FM Andrei Zaremba, 3/5
Cyril Sigamoney- 2/5

Tomorrow's match-ups feature Krush v.Koneru and Kamsky v.Lenderman. See complete round six pairings and much more on the official website. You can also watch the games live. For dispatches from the scene, check out IM Sam Shankland's blog and GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's web blog.