Maurice Ashley & Alejandro Ramirez: Batumi Post-Mortem

US Chess contributors from Batumi, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Alejandro Ramirez, talk about the U.S. results in both the Open and Women’s section of the 43rd Olympiad. Our team earned silver medals in the Open section, while Fabiano Caruana, Irina Krush and Jennifer Yu earned individual board medals. Congrats!


  1. Perhaps each player’s result each round should be counted, rather than one point if the over-all team has more points than their opponent in any specific round.

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