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Undefeated 17-Year-Old Jennifer Yu
2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship!

Jennifer Yu champion sitting at chessboard hands on cheeks red top playing black pieces.

In Round 10, playing the Black pieces, 17-year-old Jennifer Yu crushed the former 4-time US Women’s Chess Champion, 42-year-old Anna Zatonskih.

Jennifer delivered a forced 3-move checkmate to end the game and win the 2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship with a Round to spare!

Jennifer won the championship UNDEFEATED finishing with 10/11 points and a Performance Rating of 2678!

Round 10
2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship
Jennnifer Yu

Jennifer Yu to checkmate in 3 moves diagram.

Anna Zatonskih
Position after White plays 33. Kg4

Black to move and checkmate in 3-moves!

See below for Answer!


Anna Zatonskih smiling hand to cheek red top black chess pieces.

Anna Zatonskih

40 Years Old

Four-Time U.S. Women’s Champion!

Nevertheless, despite her Round 10 loss to Jennifer and Round 11 loss to Sabina Foisor, Anna Zatonskih still tied for 2nd Place with 7.5/11 points! 

Anna, born July 17, 1978 in Mariupol, Ukraine, is a 40-year-old Ukrainian and American (since April 2003) chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.

Anna is a chess professional, who coaches players and competes in tournaments around the world. Zatonskih is a four-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion.

U.S. Women’s Chess Championship
Final Standings After Round 11

Cross Tables after 11 Rounds Jennifer wins champinship with 10.0 points

Hope Fulfilled!

ennifer Yu sitting at chessboard smiling 17 years old

Jennifer Yu

2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion!

Jennifer was born in Ithaca, New York and started playing chess in first grade, attending an after-school chess club. She wanted to continue her interest and asked her parents to find a coach. This simple request launched Jennifer Yu’s chess career. Her parents took her to group chess lessons and tournaments for kids.

Then in October in 2014 in Durban, South Africa, 12-year-old Jennifer Yu became the first American girl in 27 years to win a title at the World Youth Chess Championship, going undefeated in 11 matches.

Now at 17 years old, she is the 2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion!

The Answer:

Jennifer Yu to move and checkmate in 3-moves!

33. …            Be6+

34. Kh5         Qf7+

35. Kg5         h6#! 


33. …            Be6+

34. Kg5         Qg3+

35. Kh5         Bf7#!

Learn to Checkmate like Jennifer!


Beginner’s Book – Chess Rules For Students

Chess Rules For Students workbook

“Knights Battle”

Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.

Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.

A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!

Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students

“Knight Checkmates King!”

Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.

Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.

The worksheets and Answer Key are clear and simple for the student to use, and easy for the parent, teacher and coach to correct! Fun!

Intermediate & Advanced Book – Chess Tactics For Students

Chess Tactics For Students workbook

“Profiles Face-Off in King’s Shadow”

Chess Tactics For Students contains 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format.

Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

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Checkmate In One Prize
Chess Rules For Students Workbook
An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess. Click here to learn more!
Checkmate In Two Prize
Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
Checkmate In Three Prize
Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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