This was my last ever FIDE rated chess game in 2004! With this win, the US Women’s Chess Olympiad Team won the first ever team medal, Silver, and I won multiple medals, including Gold for best overall performance of the Chess Olympiad in spite of not playing a single rated game in nearly 9 years.
This win also helped me extended my record to 56 consecutive Chess Olympiad games on board 1, never sat out of any round, without a loss. My final Chess Olympiad record is 31 wins, 25 draws, 0 loss with 5 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze. It also helped me regained the world #1 ranking to keep it the Polgár family when my sister Judit took a maternity leave.
I was ready to represent the US again in 2006 at the Turin Olympiad, only to be told by the top brass at the USCF that I was too old and too weak (in spite of my world and national ranking), and if I wanted to be on the team, I had to “qualify” to prove my strength.
I said thanks for the insult and retired for good.