The Sydney International Open has just suffered its first setback. Thanks to an elusive anonymous tipster, we've just found out that GM Rogelio Antonio Jr has been removed from the list of entries in what is set to be the biggest chess tournament ever in Sydney.
We checked in with organiser Brian Jones for some details: "He has not replied to my recent emails. He has not kept in touch since his original email, so I have removed him."
Both Antonio and GM Ian Rogers are slated to play in the Bangkok Open next week. Let hope that the Australian can talk some sense into the Filipino.