Baku 2016 42nd Chess Olympiad Winners

The United States and China took the gold in the Open and Women sections, respectively.

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After 40 years of gold medal drought, the United States was finally able to bag home one in this year’s 42nd Chess Olympiad (Open Section) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Winners of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)

Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2
12United StatesUSA1192020413.5
25UkraineUKR11100120404.5
31RussiaRUS1182118419
 

See the complete Open Final Ranking.

The United States is backed by three of the elite members of the current Top 10 chess players in the world: namely, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, and Wesley So.

The 5th seed Ukraine bagged the silver medal, which although is tied with United States in terms of match points, was edged by the latter via Sonneborn-Berger tiebreak.

The 1st seed Russia took the bronze.

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The winners of the 42nd Chess Olympiad: Silver – Ukraine, Champion – United States, and Bronze – Russia

Replay all the games of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open).


Meanwhile, in the Women Section, China was the clear winner with 20 match points, 3 points ahead of Poland and Ukraine, who came in second and third, respectively.

China finally won another gold after 12 years.

China is the champion in Women Section
China is the champion in Women Section

Winners of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Women)

Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2
11ChinaCHN1192020416
27PolandPOL1181217427.5
32UkraineUKR1173117404.5
 

See the complete Women Final Ranking.

Of course, China is backed by no other than the Women World Champion herself, Hou Yifan.

The winners of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Women: Silver - Poland, Champion - China, and Bronze - Ukraine
The winners of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Women: Silver – Poland, Champion – China, and Bronze – Ukraine

Replay all the games of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Women).

Photos courtesy of: Chess Daily News

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