Anna Hahn (chess player)
Hahn at the 2003 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle
United States of America
July 21, 1976|
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
|Title||Woman International Master (1995)|
|FIDE rating||2235 (July 2004) [inactive]|
|Peak rating||2295 (July 1999)|
In her native Latvia, she took the women's championship of 1992 and then moved to the U.S., where in 1994 she won the New York City High School Championship, and helped lead Edward R. Murrow to three consecutive National High School championships (1992–1994).
She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship 2000, where she reached round 2. Hahn won the 2003 U.S. Women's Chess Championship in Seattle after beating Irina Krush and Jennifer Shahade in a three way playoff for the title. In the aftermath, there was some controversy when Hahn was not subsequently selected for the Olympiad training squad. This victory qualified her for the Women's World Chess Championship 2004, where she was knocked out in the first round by Pia Cramling.