BURSA, TURKEY -- After a strong start in the first two rounds, round three proved far more difficult for the American team.
Armenia won easily (3.5-0.5) against host Turkey, and Armenia's top player, Levon Aronian, was the only player who was unable to score the full point. Israel was able to squeak by Brazil by virtue of top board and current World Cup Champion Boris Gelfand's win.
The tournament is still wide open, as each team has lost at least one match, and the fight for medals continues.
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