Hangin the Greek
 Krush or be Crushed

2/05/2005 - On March 1, 2005 punches will be thrown at ABC Studio in New York City's Time Square.   Lets GET READY for this exciting match for the Accoona's American-China Women's Championship. There are critical questions for both ladies. For GM Zhu Chen, it's crush or be Krushed. For IM Irina Krush, it's to Krush or not to crush.  Hangin the Greek has the keys to victory for this match up.

Chessbase article on the match on March 1, 2005.
Accoona French-American Women's Championship
Accoona's 2004 US White Knight's Kings Award
US Women's 2004 US True Grit Award

Tale of the Tape
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In this corner we have IM Irina Krush, right from her successful silver metal run at the 2004 Calvia Olympiad.  Last September Irina defeat French Women's Champion Almira Skripchenko. Krush is currently rated 2466 and  ranked 17th in the world.

In this corner we have GM Zhu Chen right from her successful gold metal run at the 2004 Calvia Olympiad. Currently rated 2494, Chen is ranked 6th in the world. Chen holds a 3-1 lead in the head to head match up. Last time these women played was in the 2nd US-China summit in 2002.

This bout calls for two rapid games at 25' + 10". Tiebreak of two blitz games at 5' + 10". Final tiebreak of sudden death game, six minutes for white, five minutes for black, white must win.