The USA Chess Olympiad team, composed of Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Sam Shankland, Ray Robson, won the 2016 Chess Olympiad this week in Baku, capping a tournamnet of high expectations for the Americans. With a team composed of 3 of the top 10 players in the world, the USA were able to bring home the Gold medal.

 

 The American team (Photo courtesy of Baku Chess Olympiad)

 

Ukraine and Russia took home the Silver and Bronze medals, respectively, in the Men's side, while China, Poland, and Ukraine, won the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the Women's event. Congratulations to all the Olympiad teams!

 

Final Men's Event Standings - chess-results.com:

 

Rk. SNo   Team Team Games   +    =    -   TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4 
1 2   United States of America USA 11 9 2 0 20 413,5 31,5 152,00
2 5   Ukraine UKR 11 10 0 1 20 404,5 31,0 153,00
3 1   Russia RUS 11 8 2 1 18 419,0 32,0 151,00
4 9   India IND 11 7 2 2 16 350,5 27,5 158,00
5 12   Norway NOR 11 7 2 2 16 344,5 26,5 147,00
6 19   Turkey TUR 11 7 2 2 16 341,5 30,0 135,00
7 7   Poland POL 11 7 2 2 16 331,0 29,5 132,00
8 8   France FRA 11 6 4 1 16 326,5 30,0 131,00
9 6   England ENG 11 7 2 2 16 323,0 26,5 144,00
10 34   Peru PER 11 7 2 2 16 306,0 26,5 139,00

 

View the round 11 Caruana (USA) vs Bareev (CAN) - (1-0) game below!

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