Board 39, that is.
As Matt noted, Khodarkovsky’s Tycoons got away from us last night. That’s a heartbreaker, particularly as Matt seemed so close to scoring against his much higher-rated opponent. (I never seemed close to scoring.) The double whammy is that at 1-1, we slipped down to Board 39, which happens to be located directly in front of the door that slams shut 4,000 times per hour during this tournament.
Boo hoo :)
As the accelerated pairings are now over, we also whipsawed down to play a team rated about 1500. The score was 2-0 us when I left for lunch. The main goal now is simply to keep winning in the interest of getting Denys some good (FIDE-rated) pairings on the final day.