U.S. Teams Win in Round 7 to Stay in Medal Contention
The U.S. team proved triumphant in round 7 against the home team, Turkey. GM Dragan Solak was simply no match for GM Hikaru Nakamura. GM Gata Kamsky outplayed GM Ipatov from the black side of a Nimzo Indian in a game that tested the finer points of both players' endgame skill. GM Alexander Onischuk took home the full point after his opponent, GM Baris Esen, decided to take an unfortunate king walk that eventually led to his demise. GM Ray Robson found an entertaining queen sacrifice that forced a draw.
The U.S. Women scored a badly needed victory over Belgium with a dominating 4-0 score. IM Irina Krush continues to impress.