Friday, August 11, 2006

World Youth Olympiad Update

After 7 rounds, the Aussies are in 8th place overall with 16.5 points. Team Ukraine leads with 20.5 points.

In round six, Australia were routed by the powerful Indians 3-1. The single point came off a win by Aussie board one Zhigen-Wilson Lin (rated 2031) over Adhiban B rated 2310.

Australia reversed their fortunes in the following round by beating South Africa 3-1. Zhigen-Wilson and Rukman, boards 1 and 2 respectively, both won their games while the Aussie boards 3 and 4 drew theirs.

Next stop for Australia is Hungary, a team led by international master David Berczes.

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