Anna Zatonskih is a four-time U.S. Women’s Champion, winning the title in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. For a decade, Zatonskih dominated the championship along with her rival, Irina Krush. Year after year from 2006-2015, it was considered virtually a given that one of them would win the title.
Zatonskih has also achieved numerous successes at the World Chess Olympiad. She was a part of the U.S. Women’s team in 2004, earning a silver medal. In 2008, she won an individual gold medal and contributed greatly to the team’s bronze medal.
One of Zatonskih’s most impressive games is her victory over super-grandmaster and former World Championship Candidate, Boris Gelfand, at the 2017 Isle of Man Open.