It was the news headline before few days on Asian chess federation that ‘China Poised for Rare double’ at 40th Chess Olympiad at Istanbul. China was the leader in both sections but in the last round Ivanchuk wiped out Asian team’s dream with brilliancy and Ukraine beat China 3-1.
So on a tie break points Armenia took Gold, Russian Silver while Ukraine won the Bronze. While in the women’s section China won 2.5-1.5, but the Russian team beat Kazakhstan by 4-0 and jumped towards the gold. China took silver and Ukraine got Bronze.
If China Won their final round they would have been created history, but Vassily slayed the dream.
Here is the video for Chess lovers and non chess lovers, feel that chess is having fun element too. The closing ceremony of 40th chess Olympiad.