Berkeley Summer IM tournament Underway with Ten Female Players

An IM norm tournament (August 16-20) is underway at the Berkeley Chess Club with ten strong female competitors, including seven-time US Champion Irina Krush, who gave a pre-tournament simultaneous exhibition, where she won 19 games and drew two.

IM Annie Wang, fresh off her championship title in Bolivia, is also participating. Three-time US Women’s Champion WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia and Thalia Cervantes are also representing the U.S. in the groundbreaking event.

The first round featured five decisive games, including a nice combo executed by GM Krush.

Follow along for live games at chess24, as well as twitter and instagram, where WGM Carla Heredia of the BCS is posting frequent and colorful updates. 

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