NEW YORK CHESS GRANDMASTER IRINA KRUSH HIT REPEATEDLY WITH COVID-19 VIRUS/NARROWLY SURVIVES FOUR TRIPS TO EMERGENCY ROOMS … LEADS TEAM USA SUPER GM CHESS TEAM TO WORLD ONLINE NATIONS CUP FINALS TIE VERSUS CHINA
MEDIA ALERT THREE QUARTERS OF A PAGE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE WITH TWO PHOTOGRAPHS This just in from the New York Times /Wednesday May 27, 2020 … IT WAS CLOSE American chess giantess/ international chess grandmaster Irina Krush, 36, narrowly survived Covid-19 pandemic after making all the right moves … four relentless in time visits to emergency hospitals amidst a 50 day ordeal … “I did not want to die alone at home” – Krush … while all this was going on … Grandmaster Krush was incredibly the decisive margin for Team USA in the final tie match versus world (tiebreak) online nations championship team China … effortlessly holding opponents hundreds of elo points above her in the final 7 rounds. “IF YOU LOOK FOR WHO WAS THE UNSUNG HERO IT WAS DEFINITELY IRINA … SHE PUNCHED WELL ABOVE HER WEIGHT” – International Chess Master John Donaldson/Team USA Captain.
— Jude Acers
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