Thursday, September 6, 2012

USA 2 1/2 - Russia 1 1/2

Russia vs USA Round 9
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Congratulations to US coach Yury Shulman, to John Donalson, and the whole team!  Get the story at Chess Lilfe Online; also see Mark Crowther's recap at The Week in Chess.

Hikaru Nakamura moved to number 4 in the world with this win over former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik:
Gata Kamsky kept pressing in a position that seemed hopelessly drawn. With no pawns on the baord, rook and bishop versus rook is a theoretical draw, but it's difficult for grandmasters to defend if they can't reach one of the standard defensive setups.

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