When I left the venue this afternoon the second round was just starting. Not much to report other than to show off this nice little efficient win by the top seed against local player Nick Kordahi. My friend Nick played a terrible move long before the start of round one today. He was one of the guys I was with in the Art House last night and we all had a little too much to drink!
Meanwhile, down in the Victorian Open, Pinoy player FM Jesse Sales had a shocker of an opening round when he lost to 1591 rated John Beckman! That's an awful result of Jesse.
Ian Rogers' main challenger will be GM Dejan Antic. He is seen here in action against Alex Mendes da Costa in round two.