This will be a very exciting finish. Irina is leading Anna by 1/2 point. But the young talented Tatev Abramyan is quietly having a wonderful tournament. She is only 1 point behind Irina and 1/2 point behind Anna. Therefore, any of the top 3 can technically win the National Championship.

Irina Krush (WGM, IM – 7 pts) – Katerine Rohonyan (WGM 5.5 pts)
Tsagaan Battsetseg (WIM 4.5 pts) – Anna Zatonskih (WGM, IM 6.5 pts)
Chimi Tuvshintugs (WIM 4.5 pts) – Tatev Abrahamyan (WFM 6 pts)

Iryna Zenyuk (WFM, CM) – Chouchanik Airapetian (WFM)
Esther Epstein (WM) – Courtney Jamison

Standings going into the final round:

1 Krush, Irina IM 2515 USA 7.0
2 Zatonskih, Anna IM 2490 USA 6.5
3 Abrahamyan, Tatev WFM 2280 USA 6.0
4 Rohonyan, Katerine WGM 2318 USA 5.5
5-6 Battsetseg, Tsagaan WIM 2251 USA 4.5
5-6 Tuvshintugs, Batchimeg WIM 2289 USA 4.5
7 Zenyuk, Iryna WFM 2205 USA 3.5
8 Epstein, Esther WM 2194 USA 1.5
9 Airapetian, Chouchanik WFM 2143 USA 1.0
10 Jamison, Courtney 2064 USA 0.0

What is your prediction?

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