U.S. Teams Miss Medals in Istanbul

GM Gata Kamsky finished strong with a victory over GM Mateusz Bartel in the final round.


By Alex Marler 

The U.S. finished in 5th place in the open section of the Olympiad after a last-round win over Poland! Armenia won the gold, Russian won the silver ad the Ukraine won bronze. The U.S. missed out on a golden opportunity to keep itself in the mix for a medal with a round 10 loss to China, a match that the U.S. had good chances to draw late in the game.

The U.S. Women's team finished in 10th place after a last round win over Israel.