Irina vs. Iryna in Round Five of the Women's Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 8, 2009
Irina Krush and Iryna Zenyuk, Photo Betsy Dynako

Round five of the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship (October 3-13) will see Irina and Iryna play (Krush-Zenyuk). Irina Krush told CLO that although the two are friends, we should see a fierce battle worthy of their arm-wrestling match above from the Queens of Jazz concert.  Meanwhile, leaders Anna Zatonskih and Alisa Melekhina will face Tatev Abrahamyan and Rusudan Goletiani. Update: Zatonskih leads by a full point after a win over Abrahamyan and the Irinas had an exciting draw. See the video recap below for the action so far:

The games and the live broadcast with commentary by me and GM-elect Ben Finegold begins at 2 PM local/3 PM EST. Watch the action live on or the Internet Chess Club. Tune back in on Saturday, October 10 at a new start-time, 1 PM EST, Noon local. Friday, October 9th is a rest day.