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|US Team shares 4th place at World Team|
|July 26, 2011|
The US team tied for 4th at the World Team Championship in Ningbo, China while Armenia took home gold. Despite a penultimate loss to Ukraine, the Americans finished strong with a win over Israel. GM Robert Hess was the hero of the final match, defeating Postny on board four to win the match 2.5-1.5.
Team Captain IM John Donaldson said, "The team was expected to finish =7th-8th and perform 2667 with a score of a little over 7.5 match points. We finished =4th, performed over 2700 as a team and put up 10 match points. Without Hikaru this is likely very close to as well as we could have expected. Yury if healthy would have done better but no one could have expected Yasser's result of close to 2800."
Tie Break1: Matchpoints (2 for wins, 1 for Draws, 0 for Losses)
Tie Break2: points (game-points)
Tie Break3: The results of the teams in then same point group according to Matchpoints