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|US 4th in World Team; Medals for Nakamura, Onischuk, Akobian|
|December 5, 2013|
fourth in the World Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey, with Russia taking top honors. Team captain IM John Donaldson said, "This was a very strong event, much tougher than the Olympiad - even the eighth finishing team from Azerbaijan was around a 2640 FIDE average for its top four players."
The US squad finished in
GM Hikaru Nakamura earned a silver medal on board one. In addition to beating Kramnik, Nakamura won an important round seven game vs. GM Georg Meier, leading the US team to a 3-1 victory over Germany.
In the final round, the US drew vs. Netherlands. Akobian lost this time, to Ivan Sokolov, but Onischuk saved the day with a win vs. Sergei Tiviakov.