Irina Krush is a three-time U.S. Women's Chess Champion. Born in the Soviet Union, Krush emigrated to New York in 1989 at the age of five. She learned to play chess the same year and in less than ten years won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship at age 14, becoming the youngest woman ever to win that competition. She currently holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She also played on the U.S. team in the 38th Chess Olympiad.