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Shulman shades Hess (11)

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Yuri Shulman finally overcame Robert Hess in their fourth and final encounter, a King's Indian where Black's king became exposed. He will duly take his place in the final against the holder Gata Kamsky. Anna Zatonskih and Tatev Abrahamyan won through the rapid games to make it to the Women's final.

In the rapids, after another draw, Yuri Shulman won the fourth game and thus the match 2½-1½.

Semi-Final B (rapid play-off):

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
3 Robert Hess 2565 ½-½ Yuri Shulman 2622
4 Yuri Shulman 2622 1-0 Robert Hess 2565

Their first two games over the week-end were drawn:

Semi-Final B (classical games):

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
1 Yuri Shulman  2622 ½-½ Robert Hess 2565
2 Robert Hess 2565 ½-½ Yuri Shulman 2622

Semi Final A (classical games):

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
1 Sam Shankland 2512  ½-½ Gata Kamsky 2733
2 Gata Kamsky  2733  1-0 Sam Shankland 2512

All games in the semi-finals were decisive. The highest-rated pair, Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih, required five games to determine a finalist (3-2 to Zatonskih), whereas Tatev Abrahmyan won both rapid games to down Camilla Baginskaite 3-1.

Semi Final A (rapid and Armageddon games):

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
3 Irina Krush  2472 0-1 Anna Zatonskih 2499
4 Anna Zatonskih 2499 0-1 Irina Krush 2472
5 Irina Krush 2472 0-1 Anna Zatonskih 2499

The first two games from this match were white wins:

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
1 Anna Zatonskih  2499  1-0 Irina Krush 2472
2 Irina Krush 2472  1-0 Anna Zatonskih  2499

Semi Final B (rapid games): 

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
3 Tatev Abrahamyan  2326  1-0 Camilla Baginskaite 2342
4 Camilla Baginskaite 2342  0-1 Tatev Abrahamyan 2326

Their earlier games were both Black wins:

Semi Final B (classical games):

Game no. White Elo Result Black Elo
1 Camilla Baginskaite  2342  0-1 Tatev Abrahamyan 2326
2 Tatev Abrahamyan 2326  0-1 Camilla Baginskaite 2342

The tie-breaks will consist of a two-game rapid match (G/25+5 second increment). If the contest is still undecided, the match will go to a rapid Armageddon bidding game with a base time of 45 minutes for each Player. Black will have draw odds. Each Player shall bid an amount of time (minutes and seconds, a number equal to or less than 45:00) they are willing to play with in order to choose their color. The Player who bids the lowest amount of time chooses his color and begins with that amount of time; the other Player receives 45:00. If both Players bid exactly the same amount of time, the Chief Arbiter will flip a coin to determine who shall choose their color. 

The games will start at 2pm (local time).

There is a seven hour difference between St. Louis and Paris.

So 2pm (St. Louis) =

8pm London

9pm Paris, Madrid

11pm Moscow


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