Twelve-year old Wesley So scored his second win a row against an international master yesterday in the 4th round of the Dubai 2006 Open. It's early days in the tourney yet but surely his achievements so far emphatically justify his position in RP's Olympiad team.
8th Dubai Open
El Taher, Fouad
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6 5. f4 Ng4 6. f5 h5 7. Nh3 Ne3 8. Bxe3 Bxe3 9. Qf3 Bc5 10. Qg3 Rg8 11. Rf1 c6 12. Bxf7+ Kxf7 13. Qg6+ Kf8 14. f6 gxf6 15. Rxf6+ Qxf6 16. Qxf6+ Ke8 17. Ng5 Rf8 18. Qg6+ Kd8 19. Na4 Bf2+ 20. Kd2 Ke7 21. Qg7+ Ke8 22. Nh7 1-0
Round 4 was a day for the youngsters, according to the official site. Particularly impressive was WIM Pourkashiyan Atousa's win over GM Valeriy.
Our two Aussie heroes improved their situation by each scoring upset victories. Dusan Stojic, a recent joint top placer in the Doeberl Cup 2 weeks ago, defeated Pinoy player FM Antonio Molina. And fellow Victorian Nur Yachou is finally off the mark by downing WFM Bukhashem.