In the rapids, after another draw, Yuri Shulman won the fourth game and thus the match 2½-1½.
Semi-Final B (rapid play-off):
|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):
|1||Yuri Shulman||2622||½-½||Robert Hess||2565|
|2||Robert Hess||2565||½-½||Yuri Shulman||2622|
Semi Final A (classical games):
|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):
|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:
|1||Anna Zatonskih||2499||1-0||Irina Krush||2472|
|2||Irina Krush||2472||1-0||Anna Zatonskih||2499|
Semi Final B (rapid games):
|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):
|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) =
9pm Paris, Madrid
- For more informations go to the official site: http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-championships/
- For live play: http://saintlouischessclub.org/live/