On a scale from “a day to remember”, to “a day to forget”, the Swedish team was having the latter kind. There is nothing redeeming to say about our 0-4 loss against the Netherlands, so the forgetting starts now.
The Swedish Women’s team had a great day, and beat Spain with 3-1, with both Inna Agrest and Victoria Johansson winning against opponents who were much higher rated. Inna outplayed her opponent and Victoria held on in a slightly worse position and took her chance when she got it:
The top matches in the open section saw a few upsets, with Norway losing to Italy, and Germany losing to Austria. Azerbaijan won a comfortable victor against Argentina, and Mamedyarov produced a spectacular game on board 1: