Today we played against Tunisia, and won the match with the smallest possible margin. One board 2. Erik Blomqvist played a game that contained a very nice and strange opening idea:
There is – as usual – a bit of betting going on between the Nordic team captains. As far as we know, no one has placed a bet against the Norwegians (who are rated third). I believe the Danes’ odds went down somewhat today, as they lost against Zambia (who were heavily out-ranked on every board), but I would not count them out of the race because of a small bump in the road. Sometimes losing an early match like that can inspire focus and determination. I will keep an eye on Zambia ahead. They seemed to play quite well.
Tomorrow Sweden play against Holland in the main hall. Another great adventure.