The final went the whole way. Anna Zatonskih's win with Black in the first rapid game (game 3) was followed by Tatev Abrahamyan hitting back (game 4), thus taking the game to the fifth and final game.
Tatev Abrahamyan then took White with more time on the clock, but in these Armageddon games Black has draw odds. So by holding the draw, Anna Zatonskih became the 2011 Champion.
|1||Tatev Abrahamyan||2326||½-½||Anna Zatonskih||2499|
|2||Anna Zatonskih||2499||½-½||Tatev Abrahamyan||2326|
|3||Tatev Abrahamyan||2326||0-1||Anna Zatonskih||2499|
|4||Anna Zatonskih||2499||0-1||Tatev Abrahamyan||2326|
|5||Tatev Abrahamyan||2326||½-½||Anna Zatonskih||2499|
- For more informations go to the official site: http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-championships/