The two strongest Aussie reps, Rogers and Smerdon, won their games yesterday in the opening round of the Gibtelecom Masters tournament in Gibraltar. International master aspirant Moulthun Ly, however, lost to Pontus Carlsson (2492) and Malcolm Tredinnick was downed by Frits Obers.
Round two assignments for the Australians are:
Rogers, Ian - Sengupta, Deep
Al-Modiahki, Mohamed - Smerdon, David
Tredinnick, Malcolm - Gonzalez Nunez, Millan
Ly, Moulthun - Pettersen, Joar
We hope to be able to publish some games soon but the official site's PGN file is still empty. Understandable I suppose since the whole festival is one big event.