Lucky win today when my opponent apparently forgot which direction the pawns moved. She walked right into a mate in one. Whew!
Meanwhile, my tip to win this event, IM Alex Wohl, continues on that path today as he downed fellow Aussie, IM Zhong Yuan Zhao. He and WIM Arianne Caoili had apparently made a pact - equal first! When Arianne and I walked into the venue this afternoon, she quietly said, "Zhong will lose today." Sure enough, he did!