Jennifer Yu Wins 2019 U.S. Women’s Championship

With her decisive win over Anna Zatonskih in Round 10 of the U.S. Women’s Championship, Jennifer Yu has clinched the title of 2019 U.S. Women’s Champion with a round to spare. Yu is currently at 9/10 and plays Carissa Yip tomorrow.
Jennifer Yu (photo Kellar)
Zatonskih was in a difficult position when she made a final mistake with 30.Qe1.
After considering the position Yu found the winning 30. … Bf2! 31.Qd2 Bxg3+ 32.Kxg3 Qc7+ 33.Kg4 Be6+ and Zatonskih resigned. Here’s the complete game:

[Event "ch-USA w 2019"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2019.03.30"]
[White "Zatonskih, A."]
[Black "Yu, Jennifer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D17"]
[WhiteElo "2430"]
[BlackElo "2273"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2019.03.18"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8.
g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 f6 12. O-O Rd8 13. Qc1 Be6 14. Ne4 Bb4
15. Rd1 O-O 16. Rd4 a5 17. h4 Nc5 18. Rxd8 Qxd8 19. Nxc5 Bxc5 20. Nxe5 Bxf2+
21. Kh2 fxe5 22. Bxe5 Bd4 23. Bf4 Qb6 24. Qc2 Bb3 25. Qc1 Qb4 26. Bd2 Qd6 27.
Bf4 Qb4 28. Bd2 Qe7 29. Bc3 Be3 30. Qe1 Bf2 31. Qd2 Bxg3+ 32. Kxg3 Qc7+ 33. Kg4
Be6+ 0-1

Caruana, Dominguez and Nakamura are all tied for the lead in the Open Championship with 7/10. CLO will have a full report on Saturday’s Round 10 action tomorrow morning. Find full pairings for the tournament and follow along on with commentary from GMs Maurice Ashley, Yasser Seirawan and WGM Jennifer Shahade starting at 12:50 CT/1:50 ET.