39th Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (11) This Week In Chess
Ukraine win the Olympiad for the 2nd time
Mark Crowther - Sunday 3rd October 2010
2nd seeds Ukraine won the 39th Chess Olympiad by drawing with 3rd place Israel. Hosts and top seeds the Russia I team finished in second place. The event was a personal triumph for Vassily Ivanchuk completing the prestigious double of team gold and individual board 1 gold.
Israel and Ukraine drew to secure Bronze and Gold. Photo © | www.europe-echecs.com
Ukraine got the draw they needed for Gold. This wasn't entirely against Israel's interest as it guaranteed Bronze for them too. Photo © 2010 Europe-Echecs.