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.