At this stage the team is on 2 points, with a total of 7 game points. Stuart Fancy is on an impressive 4/5, while Helmut Marko, Rupert Jones and Nigel Marko have score a point each.
Of the 'small' Oceania countries (sorry NZ), Guma is having an impressive debut. The beat North Pacific rivals Palau quite handsomely, and followed it up with a 2-2 result against a strong Puerto Rico team. Despite a 0-4 return to earth against Finland, they are on 3 points and in 139th place.
Palau are also on 2 points, scoring their first win in round 5 over the British Virgin Islands. The normally well performed Fiji team is still struggling, having only picked up a point via a drawn match against the Bahamas. Newcomers Solomon Islands has yet to win a match, but Chris Kaituu at least has the honour of scoring the first win for the Solomon Islands in a Chess Olympiad, in the 3-1 loss to Tanzania.
Marko Helmut Jr - Sbonelo Dlamini [C41]
WCO2014 Tromso (4.25), 05.08.2014