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US 4th in World Team; Medals for Nakamura, Onischuk, Akobian Print E-mail
December 5, 2013
GM Hikaru Nakamura at the World Team, Photo Tony Rich for CCSCSL 
The US squad finished in 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."

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.  


Nakamura's strong performance in Turkey bumped him up in the World rankings and he is now #3 in the World. http://2700chess.com/

Yu Yangyi (China), Var Akobian & Nikita Vitiugov, Photo Tony Rich for CCSCSL   

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. 



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