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September 21, 2010
IM Krush at the Olympiad, Photo Tony Rich
Our US Olympic teams swept the Faroe Islands (Open) and Dominican Republic (women's) in round 1 of the Olympiad! You can watch the live games daily on the official site at 5 AM EST.

Check out two convincing but opposite examples below. US Women's Champion Irina Krush executed a quick attack, while our US Champion Gata Kamsky proved yet again that trading pieces against a much higher rated player does not automatically make a game drawish.

GM Robert Hess in round one of the Olympiad, Photo Tony Rich

See complete games from the Open team on the live games site, and the Women's team here.

GM Alexander Onischuk and IM Anna Zatonskih sat out today, and explored the city with Tony Rich of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

IM Anna Zatonskih, Photo Tony Rich

Tony Rich and GM Alexander Onischuk


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