My last post below is about IM Morris' bad run so far in the Aussie Champs. But at dinner earlier this evening, the young Victorian couldn't contain his excitement over his victory against Atzmon-Simon. A wonderful game, certainly one, according to Morris, that made him feel as if he's done something in this tournament. GM Ian Rogers' gives his brief commentary on that encounter in his bulletin of round 7.
Meanwhile, my good friend Richard Voon and I renewed our rivalry over some games of lightning. 5-1 to yours truly. Of course, that was after he'd already taken a couple of bucks off Bolens.
Note that this may be my last post for a few days. I'm finally packed and ready to go. I will be in Tokyo by Monday morning.