Krush and Foisor Both in Playoff Monday: “I do not Want to Come Home Soon.”

GM Irina Krush in Khanty

At the World Women’s Championship underway now in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, Grandmaster Irina Krush and 2017 US Women’s Champion Sabina Foisor split both classical games in their round one matches against Inna Gaponenko and Antoeneta Stefanova. Both will playoff tomorrow for the chance to advance to the final 32 players. If Irina moves on, she’ll play reigning World Champ Wenjun Ju while Sabina would face the winner of the playoff between Dinara Sadukassova (KAZ) and Ana Matnadze (Spain)

Sabina told CLO, “After the Olympiad playing such a strong player might be bringing out the best in me…I do not want to come home soon!”

Round 1 GamesĀ 

Round 2 GamesĀ 

You can follow the games live on the official website starting at 5 AM ET.

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