GM Ian Rogers was the only winner among the Aussies in last night's round 4 of Essent. Australia's number one downed Yochanan Afek, rated 2372 - a quick 16-mover miniature. All three other Aussies lost their games.
Van Beek, Alexander - Smerdon, David, 1-0
Rogers, Ian - Afek, Yochanan 1-0
Ly, Moulthun - Peng, Zhaoqin 0-1
Weeks, Manuel - Swinkels, Robin 0-1
And how about Veselin Topalov? That's 0/2 for him after going down to Judit Polgar in round 2 of the Crown Group. I just feel like screaming out loud to this guy, "You're going down man!" Chessbase has their usual coverage and brief analysis here.