Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion: Anna Zatonskih

Anna Zatonskih at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship. Photo: Austin Fuller

Anna Zatonskih

Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion and International Master

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Birthday: July 17, 1978

City: Hartsdale, NY

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.


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