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ata Kamsky was content to head for a technical position with little or no advantage against Yuri Shulman. This kind of play is precisely the kind of thing Kamsky enjoys and continued probing was rewarded by several errors which eventually amounted to a loss. It is hard to believe Kamsky will lose as black in game 2. Tatev Abrahamyan and Anna Zatonskih were shocked to have an easy win for black pointed out to them in the women's final. In the 3rd-4th playoffs Hess-Shankland was drawn and Krush beat Baginskaite.