After closing the gap to 3 points in round 9, the Rising Stars need to score 4-1 today to even up the match. The young guns have White on all 5 boards. Not only they did not score 4-1, they did not even win the match. They were crushed by the score of 3.5 – 1.5! This was a complete shocker!

Here are the final match results:

Monday August 31 Round X
12:00 Nakamura – Svidler 0 – 1
Hou Yifan – Nielsen 0 – 1
Stellwagen – Beliavsky ½ – ½
Smeets – van Wely ½ – ½
Caruana – Ljubojevic ½ – ½

Final standings

Team
Experience   27½
Rising stars 22½
Experience individual score
Nielsen    6½
Svidler 6
Ljubojevic 5½
Beliavsky 5
Van Wely 4½
Rising Stars individual score
Smeets     6
Caruana 5
Stellwagen 4½
Hou Yifan 3½
Nakamura 3½

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