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Both U.S. teams scored badly needed victories in round 7 of the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.
The U.S. team scored a draw against the German team in round 6, which helped keep their medal chances alive and the U.S. Women also greatly improved its chances with a victory over Canada.
The U.S. team managed another draw in the open section against a stubborn Czech Republic team, but the U.S. Women's team stumbled with a surprising upset loss to Vietnam.
Both U.S. teams were held to drawn matches against lower-rated opponents. Both teams look to rebound with strong wins to get back into medal contention.
In round 3 of the World Chess Olympiad, the U.S. team scored a big victory in the open section, but the U.S. women faltered slightly by only drawing a lower-rated Uzbekistani team.
The U.S. teams in both the Open and the Women's section cruised to easy victories in round 2 of the 40th World Chess Olympiad. See the games from the U.S. teams here!
The U.S. teams in both the Open section and the Women's section went a perfect 4-0 to breeze through round 1 of the 40th World Chess Olympiad. Both squads came into tournament play ranked 5th overall.
With two players ranked in the top 15 in the world, the United States will be well represented for the upcoming 2012 World Chess Olympiad, scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, August 27 through September 10.
International Master Marc Arnold won the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in the final game of a two-game playoff against Alec Getz. Marc will receive an invitation to the 2013 U.S. Championship.
The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship field has narrowed to just two as the Round Robins ended with some excitement.
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