Dame of the Day: Irina Krush

Irina Krush

Today’s Dame of the Day is Irina Krush (December 24, 1983-). Born in Ukraine, Krush moved to Brooklyn, New York with her family when she was five. As a high school student, Krush participated on her school’s competitive chess team. In 1998, Krush won the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, becoming the youngest champion ever at age 14. Since her initial victory, Krush went on to dominate the competition, winning the title in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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