Apart from the Australian Open, there are a number of Australian players in action in overseas events. Alek Safarian is currently playing Hastings, while IM John-Paul Wallace is playing in Groningen. Fedja Zulfic has travelled to Sweden to play in the Rilton Cup, but the performance of WIM Emma Guo in the Basel Chess Festival is probably the best of them all. After 6 rounds she is on 3.5, but she is undefeated so far, scoring 1 win and 5 draws. Now while this may not sound that impressive, the lowest rated opponent she has faced was rated 2252, which is around 250 point above her current rating. Otherwise it has been mainly 2300's and 2400's she has been up against. The only downside to all this is that the tournament she is playing in is only a 7 round event, which means she is unable to score any title norms. However she will at least be leaving Switzerland with a a pile of extra rating points in her backpack.