16 September 2016

USA Gold!

Here on Flickr Friday, I've already featured today's photographer -- see An Arbiter's Photos (August 2012) and Psychedelic Logo? (March 2016) -- but the photos in this composite were exactly what I was looking for to commemorate the USA's first Olympiad victory in 40 years.

First photo: U.S. Chess team © Flickr user Andreas Kontokanis
Other photos by the same photographer: GMs Caruana, Nakamura, and So

I'm guessing that the team shot is from the second round, when the U.S. beat Scotland 3.5-0.5, with GMs Shankland and Robson on 3rd & 4th boards. Standing behind the team is Captain (& IM) John Donaldson, who was last seen on this blog just a few days ago in 1966 Piatigorsky Cup, wearing his hat as chess historian.

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