USCF Home Chess Life Online 2010 September USA Tops Bulgaria; Women Tie Greece
|USA Tops Bulgaria; Women Tie Greece|
|September 30, 2010|
The US team defeated Bulgaria today as the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk approaches its finale. Our US Champion Gata Kamsky scored the clutch victory over Ivan Cheparinov. Ukraine currently leads the Olympiad, with Russia 1 and France right behind. The US is tied for 4th-6th with Israel and China. Tomorrow, we face Israel in the crucial penultimate match.
Nakamura drew with Black against the #2 ranked player in the World, Veselin Topalov (2803).
The women tied with Greece. On board four, Kamile Baginskaite won a nice game, while Anna Zatonskih and Tatev Abrahamyan drew on boards two and three.
Irina Krush had a better endgame against Yelena Dembo, but her king unexpectedly got caught in a net, to give Greece the tied point.
Russia 1 currently leads the Women's Olympiad by a wide margin. The US are tied for 11th-21st and will hope to win their final two matches to jump the standings.
See more details and games on the official site and bookmark chessresults.com for pairings and standings. Photos by Tony Rich of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.