The 2008 Olympiad has started, and on this blog I will be providing coverage of one of the teams. Not, as you might have guessed, one of the six federations that make up the British Isles, but instead the island nation of Mauritius. Of course, the reason for this is that this is the team with a North Devon connection: former Barnstaple player Roy Phillips is on top board.
The team did not make the best of starts, losing 4-0 to Turkmenistan; Roy lost to IM Amanmurad Kakageldyev (2449). In round 2 they face another African side, Seychelles - this match looks highly winnable.
Openings and endings
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