Anna Hahn (chess player)

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Anna Hahn
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Hahn at the 2003 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle
Country Latvia
United States of America
Born (1976-07-21) July 21, 1976 (age 40)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Woman International Master (1995)
FIDE rating 2235 (July 2004) [inactive]
Peak rating 2295 (July 1999)

Anna Hahn (born June 21, 1976) is an American chess player with the title of Woman International Master (WIM).

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).

Hahn represented Latvia in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila 1992 and represented United States in the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul 2000.[1]

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.[2] In the aftermath, there was some controversy when Hahn was not subsequently selected for the Olympiad training squad.[3] This victory qualified her for the Women's World Chess Championship 2004, where she was knocked out in the first round by Pia Cramling.

Anna Hahn was previously known as Anna Khan and many of her older games on chess databases will be found under that name. She works as a trader for D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna Hahn team chess record at OlimpBase.org
  2. ^ ChessBase - A new face: Anna Hahn, US Champion
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-09-13). "TWIC 514: US Championship Wildcards". The Week in Chess.

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