Armenian Men’s Chess Team Wins Turin Olympiad

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Armenian Men’s team won the gold Sunday at the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin.

The Armenia’s–going into the final round 2.5 points ahead of the field–had agreed to a quick draw against the Hungarians. This secured them Gold less than an hour after the start of round 13.

Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margarian announced Monday in Parliament that the Armenian Government will organize a reception for the team when they return home and will award the champions.

Other winners in Turin included the Ukrainian Women’s team–which won the women’s tournament by 2 points. China beat the Netherlands 2.5:1.5 to take Silver–two points behind the winners. The US team demolished Norway 3.5:0.5–while Israel beat a lackluster Russian team 3:1. Both USA and Israel had 33.0 points–but the Americans took Bronze on tiebreak scores.

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