Monday, October 4, 2010

Ukraine wins Olympiad teams; Russia wins Women's teams

Final results:

Gold: Ukraine
Silver: Russia 1
Bronze: Israel

Team USA (ranked #9 at the outset) finished 9th, beating Cuba 2½-1½ in the final round.

Women's team results:

Gold: Russia 1
Silver: China
Bronze: Georgia

The USA women (ranked #6 before play began) finished 5th.

More results at the official site.  And here are a few wrapups around the web:
ChessBase (Check out the crucial game Svidler-Salgado, in which the young Spanish GM spoiled Russia's chances for gold.  It's also featured by GM Yermolinsky at


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