I am woman, hear me roar

 11/25/2004 - The first round of the US Championship has again proved very dangerous for top players. Last year, it was 6-time US Champion Walter Browne who lost his first game against Cindy Tsai. This year, the defending Champion Alexander Shabalov, with white, lost his first round game to WGM Anna Zatonskih.  We all know who Shabalov is; he won the 2003 US White Knight's MVP Award. Anna Zatonskih is returning from a silver medal Olympiad appearance.  She was a member of the US Women's Olympic team. 

 This victory reminded me of a Helen Ready song from the 1970's.

 I am woman hear me roar
 In numbers too big too ignore
 And I know too much to go back and pretend
Oh yes, I am wise 
But it's wisdom for the pain
 Yes I paid my price 
But look how much I gained
 If I have to, I can do anything
I am woman watch me grow See me standing toe to toe
 I am strong,
 I am invincible
 I am woman.

Replay Shabalov vs. Zatonskih- 2004 US Championship round 1