George Xie today came close to beating IM Ravi Lanka of India. It was an exciting game with both kings under direct attack. The Indian master remained steady to the end and broke through quicker.
New Zealand's FM Lukey also lost. He went down in 70 moves to another Indian, IM Poobesh. To make the day worse, the Pinoy representative, IM Jayson Gonzales also lost. Then again, he did front up against 2500+ rated GM Ganguly.