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|USA Beats Russia in World Team
|November 27, 2013
The US squad lost their first round to Ukraine in the World Team Champs (November 24-December 6, Antalya, Turkey).
However, the Americans rebounded in round two with a 3-1 victory over Russia. Hikaru Nakamura won against Vladimir Kramnik. Nakamura now leapfrogs over Kramnik in the rankings at http://2700chess.com/ to #3 in the World.
Ray Robson scored the other decisive result in the match to take down Nikita Vitiugov.
US Champion Gata Kamsky lost to Anton Korobov in our first match vs. Ukraine.
Tomorrow is another big match, against Armenia.
Update: US lost to Armenia in round 3. Look for more details and photos tomorrow.
Follow the tournament on the official site at http://wctc2013.tsf.org.tr/ and also find games at http://chessbomb.com/site/.