U.S. Women Beat Russia!
November 21, 2008
IM Irina Krush after her win against the Women's World Champion. Photo FM Mike Klein

The American women's team beat Russia 3-1 today at the Dresden Olympiad. The big win was spearheaded by wins from Irina Krush over Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and Anna Zatonskih over Tatiana Kosintseva. The men scored 1.5/4, with Gata Kamsky posting an impressive win over Svidler on board one, Onischuk drawing against Morozevich on board three and Hikaru Nakamura and  Varuzhan Akobian losing to Grischuk and Javonenko on boards two and four. Check out games and photos below and tomorrow, look for an in-depth round 8  report including a post-game interview with Irina Krush by onsite reporter, FM Mike Klein.

Anna Zatonskih. Photo FM Mike Klein

Varuzhan Akobian, Alexander Onischuk and Gata Kamsky. Photo FM Mike Klein

Peter Svidler and Alexander Grischuk. Photo FM Mike Klein