Sunday, September 26, 2010

USA - Vietnam Monday morning in Chess Olympiad

One of the big stories of this Olympiad is the emergence of Vietnam as a world chess power.   And they're going to be around for awhile: their top two boards were born in 1991 and 1990, and their alternate was born in 1989.

 Vietnam's Board 1, 19-year-old Le Quang Liem 

USA bounced back from its Friday loss to Russia 1 with a nice win against Argentina in Round 5 (details on Chess Life Online)

Hikaru Nakamura 
photo: Tony Rich CCSCSL / Chess Life Online)

So both the USA and Vietnam are 4-1 in match points, and they're paired for Round 6.  Check out the pre-dawn action (games begin at 4 a.m., which means you can enjoy the middle games with your morning coffee).

Follow the games here!

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