US Splits Both Matches
August 12, 2014
GM Varuzhan Akobian, Photo Tony Rich

Today the big news at the Olympiad was Kirsan Illijuminov's decisive victory in the FIDE presidential election over Former World Champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov.

Over the chess board, US drew both matches. In the Open, Kamsky lost while Akobian won to save the match.

Every game was decisive in the women's match.  

Nemcova's game seemed steered for a draw but 36.b6? allowed Black a winning attack.

WGM Katerina Nemcova, Photo Tony Rich

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