Baku Olympiad, Round 6: India Beats the Netherlands, U.S. Beats Ukraine (Updated With a Games Link)
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:24AM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2016 Chess Olympiad

More tomorrow, I hope; for now I'll just note the two major results in the title. Baskaran Adhiban beat Erwin L'Ami in the only decisive game in the top match to give India a 2.5-1.5 win over the Netherlands, putting them in clear first with a 6-0 match score. Meanwhile, the Ukranians had worked wonders in the previous two rounds, defeating top-seeded Russia and third-seeded China, but against the second-seeded U.S. team they finally failed to hold on to their perfect match score. Fabiano Caruana ground down Pavel Eljanov on board 1 to lead the Americans to a 2.5-1.5 victory; their overall score of 5.5-.5 puts them in clear second. In round 7, they'll play India.

UPDATE: There's not much use in offering further information about the round, but I will offer a link to three games that caught my eye. For your enjoyment and analytical practice, have a look.

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