Undefeated 17-Year-Old Jennifer Yu
2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship!
In Round 10, 17-year-old Jennifer Yu crushed the former 4-time US Women’s Chess Champion, 42-year-old Anna Zatonskih. Jennifer, playing the black pieces, 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!
2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship
Position after White plays 33. Kg4
Black to move and checkmate in 3-moves!
See below for Answer!
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
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!
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!