Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: Week 44: Astana-2, Kazakhstan [Entry List]
Well obviously, with Bjorn's R1 result which he should have dominated, he was probably tired or unmotivated for this event. That is a horrible loss, though, Mektic is adequate, that's about it. Not devastating, but Bjorn needs to win a few matches to solidify a top 100 position.
With Kuku and Fischer losing, Igor K. should make the final here, at the very least.
Philipp OSWALD (AUT) vs [Q] Denis MATSUKEVICH (RUS)  Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS) vs Michail ELGIN (RUS)  Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) vs Andis JUSKA (LAT) 7-6(5) 6-3
Ilya BELYAEV (RUS) vs  Martin FISCHER (AUT) 6-2 6-4
 Alexandre KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs Rameez JUNAID (AUS)  Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs [WC] Danjil BRAUN (KAZ)  Ivan DODIG (CRO) vs Simon STADLER (GER) 6-3 3-6 6-1
Nikola MEKTIC (CRO) vs  Bjorn PHAU (GER) 6-3 6-4