After Kendrick's loss on board 2, it was left to Valentine and Carver to hold their own. Four hours later, both battles were neck-and-neck, and it looked like the match might actually go the distance. Carver's game against the 2156-rated International Master ended first, placing the team within 1/2 point of a drawn match. But could Valentine work his endgame magic against a 2200-rated player? Indeed, he could. In a dead-drawn position, both players agreed on move 54 to share the point and draw the match.
What an incredible journey this has been. The closing ceremony is tonight, and depending on the final tie-breaks, The Bahamas may be awarded a prize in the E category. Our flights leave very early in the morning, so there may be no further updates until Saturday, August 16.
As always, the results can be found on http://chess-results.com/tnr140380.aspx?lan=1&art=0&fed=BAH&flag=30&wi=821
Update!: Bahamas places 3rd in Category E, and finishes in 118th position--up from 158 at the start!