After a truly inspirational victory in round 9 against the No. 1 seed Russia, the U.S. stumbled in a loss to China. The U.S. Women's team was also unable to move up in the rankings after drawing Mongolia.
In the open section, the U.S. team vaulted itself into 4th place overall with a win against Macedonia while the U.S. women scored a badly needed win over the Philipines to creep back into medal contention.
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.