Here is the link to live action:

http://schachlive.dresden2008.de/live.team.games.m.eng.html

7:40am. Our women are playing with Portugal, 1:2, our first board has winning chances.  Men are playing with Colombia,  1.5:0.5,  1st board down 2 pawns, but opponent’s king is not safe, 4th board has 2 queens.

On the “big screen” USA are beating Ukraine – 2:0 !!!

Here is the position from Natalia’s ( 1st board) game:

nat_11b

8:15am. Our men won already – 2:5-0.5, one more game. Natalia sacrifices a pawn, if it is accepted, White get essentually more active rook and king.

China losing to Armenia – 1:2.

8:26am. USA won the match – 2:5:0.5 with one more game, looks like they can get bronze medals.

8:40am. Fierce battle on the women’s first board.

8:55am.  Armenia won the Olympiad!  Crazy, crazy rook endgame on women’s first board continues. It’s the first time I am watching endgame like I would watch middlegame with let’s say castling to opposite sides and mutual attacks. It’s finished and it’s a draw, so women lost the match – 1.5:2.5.

9:30am. Israel get silver! Not clear who gets bronze yet, it will be decided on TB.

11:00am. USA gets bronze, women’s team too.

Canada – national team – 28th, women – 65th.


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