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Anna Hahn - chess player

Hahn at the 2003 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle
Full name Anna Hahn
Country United States
Born July 21, 1976
Riga, Latvia
Title Woman International Master

Anna Hahn (born June 21, 1976) is an American chess player with the title of Woman International Master.

In her native Latvia, she took the women's championship of 1992 and then moved to the U.S., where in 1994 she won the New York City High School Championship, and helped lead Edward R. Murrow to three consecutive National High School championships (1992-1994).

Hahn represented Latvia in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila 1992 and represented United States in the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul 2000.

She won the 2003 U.S. Women's Chess Championship in Seattle after beating Irina Krush and Jennifer Shahade in a three way playoff for the title.

In the aftermath, there was some controversy and considerable media interest when Hahn was not subsequently selected for the Olympiad training squad. Understandably, Krush and Shahade had been expected to be joined by the also highly rated Susan Polgar and Anna Zatonskih to make up a squad capable of winning against the highly favored Chinese Ladies Team. Nevertheless, many would argue that performances are a better indication of strength than Elo rating.

Anna Hahn was previously known as Anna Khan and many of her older games on chess databases will be found under that name. She works as a trader for D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York City.