SANDS: Olympian efforts abound on Istanbul’s lower boards

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bf1 a5 11. a4 Rc8 12. Nd5 Ne5 13. Bg5 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Rxc4 15. Qd3 Bxd5 16. exd5 Rg4 17. Bd2 Qd7 18. c4 Rc8 19. Nxa5 e5 20. Qb3 Ne4 21. Be3 Nc5 22. Bxc5 Rxc5 23. Qxb7 Qf5 24. Ra3 e4 25. h3 Bd4 26. Rf1 Rf4 27. Nc6
Rxc6 28. dxc6 Rxf2 29. Rfa1 Rf1+ 30. Kh2 Be5+ White resigns.

Milos-Carlsson, 40th Olympiad, Istanbul, September 2012

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 g5 12. Ne3 gxf4 13. Nxf5 fxg3 14. hxg3 O-O-O 15. Qc2 Nf6 16. O-O h5 17. Rfc1 Kb8 18. Rab1 h4 19. Nxh4 Rxh4 20. gxh4 Neg4 21. Rd1 Re8 22. Qf5 Bh6 23. Rd3 Qh2+ 24. Kf1 Rg8 25. Qf3 Qh1+ White resigns.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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