Having survived the trip to the venue, I discovered that I was back to board 18 for the clash between Ecuador & Denmark.
There were also a few extra things to take home at the end of the day.
Somewhat surprisingly the match I was supervising ended in a win for Equador after boards 1, 3 & 4 drew their games, while board 2 saw Lenin Guerra beat Allan Rasmussen in another game of changing fortunes in what was clearly the 'Game of the Round' from board 18.
The match also ended relatively early (all games had finished & I had completed the paperwork & cleared things up by 6pm), so I had time to look at some of the games that were still going on
Grischuk & Kramnik playing their games against China
After their wins yesterday, the Aussies get themselves some tough matches - the Open team face Italy, while the Women face Latvia.
Did you know ... Noted chess author Jacob Aagaard was playing on board 3 for the Danish team today ... and he brought a book with him to read (he read a little bit at the board before his game started) ... his book of choice - I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes