The US Splits Match vs. Hungary
August 10, 2014
GM Judit Polgar vs. GM Sam Shankland, Photo Tony Rich



Alexander Onischuk, who has been having a great event, slipped this round with 20...f6. He resigned after Bxe5 because after either capture, Qc4+ wins. 


GM Shankland saved the match and continued with his incredible tear by defeating GM Judit Polgar. Sam now has a perfect 7/7 and nearly a 3200 tournament performance rating. 


The US team plays Germany tomorrow. 

The women lost against France 1.5-2.5 and will play Montenegro tommorow. 





GM Irina Krush sat out for the first time of the tournament, and told CLO, "I went for a walk into the mountains around the city with Yury (Shulman), Wesley (So), and Armenia's reserve board Tigran Kotanjian. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the scenery is stunning. It really lifted my spirits to go on this walk."
GMs Irina Krush, Yury Shulman and Wesley So.

For more perspectives from the Olympiad in Norway, see Captain IM John Donaldson's midway report & insight into the FIDE Congress by David Mehler of the US Chess Center.