By Dusan Stojic.
Days 5 and 6 recap.
Twists of Fate
The Bermuda Party
Day of Rest
The rest day was mostly just that for the Aussies, after a tiring five rounds and the Bermuda Party. Some of the contingent went for a walk to the Old Town, others to the Boulevard.
We had a team outing for dinner at a Russian restaurant, where we were grateful to have Anton as the interpreter.
In Round 6 of the Olympiad, the Open team won 2.5-1.5 against Brazil, their first win against a higher-ranked opponent. The Women’s team bounced back from a couple of tough losses and defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-1.
Back to Crystal Hall
After a nice rest day, following the Bermuda Party, it was time to get back into the usual swing of things. From this point on, there are six rounds, one per day, for the next six days. Day 7 followed a familiar pattern, revolving around buffets and game prep, before hopping onto the police-escorted bus.
At the top, India took a lead after defeating Netherlands with a win by GM Adhiban. USA slowed down Ukraine’s charge, with GM Fabiano Caruana winning against GM Pavel Eljanov. Russia and China have both won, as they desperately try to catch up.