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Rohonyan and Zatonskih Advance Print E-mail
August 31, 2008
Katerina Rohonyan, Photo Betsy Dynako
Katerina Rohonyan prevailed against the higher-rated Natalia Zhukova to join 2008 U.S. Women's Champion Anna Zatonskih in advancing to round two of the Women's World Championship. (Nalchik, Russia, August 29-September 18)

Rohonyan tied her mini-match against Zkukova at the normal FIDE time control, but won the rapid match 1.5-.5. Her rapid game against Zhukova featued a drawish knight vs. bishop endgame- the tides began to turn after 49...f5?! which allowed Rohonyan to create a devestating outside passed pawn.


On Sept 1-2, Katerina Rohonyan will face Inna Gaponenko, while Anna Zatonskih plays the #8 seed, Tatiana Kosintseva.
For more information, check the official website and, chessdom.com. Also root on our American representatives live: Games start on the Internet Chess Club at 7 AM EST.