|Lewis - Hart, White to play|
|Higgins - Chen, White to play|
|Most - Meinders, White to play|
|Vigorito - Miller, White to play|
I have annotated eight gems from the US Amateur Teams East (a.k.a. World Amateur Teams) 2011. You can download the PGN file (so your computer can help you understand any of the puzzles above that confuse you -- they are pretty difficult, I must confess), or download the whole USATE 2011 PGN of games gleaned from TWIC #853 (download zipped PGN or CB file).
Of course, by now everyone knows it was the West Orange Crush taking first prize at the 1,200 player event. Tournaments in the South, North, and West make the World Team a far-reaching contest. Those looking to relive the experience can check out quite a bit of video on YouTube, including a long clip featuring the impressive musical performance by Khess (starting six minutes into this otherwise boring video) and overly-complete video of the last round of the bughouse event. The crosstable shows that I basically broke even (losing only three points), which is about what I'd expected from a 50% score (which was lucky based on my games).