Monday, September 19, 2016

[sfhjvcgz] USA chess Olympiad asterisks

The previous two American chess Olympiad team gold medals have (silly IMHO) asterisks next to them: Soviet Union did not participate, and Soviet Union did not exist yet.

The recent gold medal could also have a silly asterisk: Armenia did not participate, and Vassily Ivanchuk (of Ukraine, whom USA tied in match points) was out playing checkers (draughts).  Armenia and Ukraine have dominated gold medals in previous recent Olympiads.

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