|Vladimir Kramnik against Hikaru Nakamura -- from Chessbase.com|
Friday, September 7, 2012
USA Beats Russia!
I know it won't mean much to the non-chess admirers out there, but the US chess squad defeated the heavily favored and top seeded Russian team at the Chess Olympiad yesterday. The US stars on our top two boards rose to the occasion and beat their higher ranked opponents. Hikaru Nakamura beat former world champion Vladimir Kramnik on board one, and Gata Kamsky defeated Alexander Grischuk on board 2. Way to go guys!
At the beginning of the round the Russian team led everyone by two full points. After this massive upset, the US team pulled into a tie for first place.