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January 9, 2010
Hikaru Nakamura makes a move. Photo Tony Rich of CCSCSL

Today at the World Team Championships in Bursa, Turkey, Hikaru Nakamura and Alexander Onischuk lead the US squad to a 2.5-1.5 victory over the powerful Israeli team. Although Hess was on the wrong end of a fascinating tactical finish, Ray Robson drew on board four to secure the match victory.

Nakamura's quick win over the reigning World Cup Champion was particularly stunning:

Captain IM John Donaldson shakes Nakamura's hand after a big win, Photo Tony Rich of CCSCSL

Meanwhile, Onischuk is adding to his massive plus score. After today's win, he stands with 4.5/5.

GMs Alexander Onischuk and Ray Robson, Photo Tony Rich of CCSCSL



Watch the games live on the official website at 8 AM EST. For daily game analysis, see Ben's Blog on the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis website. Also see previous CLO reports on the Opening Ceremony, Round 1 and Robson's Annotations of Round two.

August - Chess Life Online 2010

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