Anna Hahn (chess player)

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Anna Hahn, Seattle 2003
Association LatviaLatvia Latvia (until 1993) United States (since 1994)
United StatesUnited States 
Born June 21, 1976
Riga , Soviet Union
title International Women's Champion (1995)
Current  Elo rating 2235 (March 2019)
Best Elo rating 2295 (July 1999)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Anna Hahn (born Anna Khan , Latvian Anna Hāna ; born June 21, 1976 in Riga ) is a Latvian - American chess player of Indian origin. She won the women's individual championships of Latvia and the United States.


In 1993 she moved with her family to Brooklyn and attended Murrow High School . Her grandmother had the family name changed from Khan to Hahn because it was easier to pronounce in the USA. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania economics computer science and then worked as a programmer at the investment bank Goldman Sachs , while at the same time computational finance at the New York campus Carnegie Mellon University studied. She now works (as of 2012) for DE Shaw in New York City . In 2005 she was on the board of the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP).


In 1992 she won the Latvian women's individual championship in Riga . Hahn took part in two women's chess Olympiads : in 1992 in Manila she was reserve player for Latvia, in 2000 in Istanbul she played on the second board for the United States. At the Women's World Cup in New Delhi in 2000 , she defeated Nino Churzidze 2-0 in the first round , but was eliminated in the second round against Xu Yuhua 0.5-1.5. In 2003 she won the US women's singles championship in Seattle in a rapid chess decision-making match against Jennifer Shahade and Irina Krush , after all three were tied after nine rounds. At the 2004 Women's World Cup in Elista , she was eliminated in the first round against Pia Cramling with 0.5: 1.5.

Hahn has held the title of International Women's Champion (WIM) since 1995 . She is listed as inactive by FIDE because she has not played a rated game since the US Championship in La Jolla in November 2004 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Michael Weinreb: The Kings of New York . Gotham Books, New York City 2007, ISBN 1-592-40261-5 .
  2. Sam Sloan: Ilya Smirin Wins 2000 New York Open Chess Championship (English)
  3. a b A new face: Anna Hahn, US Champion . Article by John Henderson from January 20, 2003 at ChessBase (English)
  4. Anna Hahn's results at the women's chess Olympiads on (English)
  5. Women's World Cup 2000 (English)
  6. Women's World Cup 2004 (English)