The matches got a bit more interesting today, but for the top teams there still wasn't too much trouble. The Russians won 4-0 against a feisty team from Turkenistan, and while the U.S. and China both gave up a draw (to Scotland and Belgium respectively) they weren't threatened at all. Azerbaijan went 4-0, Ukraine went 3.5-.5, and only England among the upper echelon teams had a bit of a scare, winning only 2.5-1.5. There were a couple of mild upsets of note, with Georgia and Greece being held to 2-2 draws against Iran and Slovakia, respectively, but neither result could be described as shocking. Surprisingly, the victims of yesterday's big shock, the Bulgarians, weren't particularly impressive today, either, in defeating the Faroe Isles 3-1 (both Veselin Topalov and board 2 Momchil Nikolov were held to draws).
In the women's event, there were upsets. The Chinese (board 1) and the Russians (board 3) did their jobs, winning their matches 4-0, and on board 2 Ukraine won comfortably with a 3.5-.5 score. After that, things were tougher. The fourth-seeded Georgians (Azerbaijan is board 4, but this appears to be an honorary placement for them as the home team; they are not fourth in the ratings or anywhere close to it) were shocked by a heavily-outrated team from the Philippines 2.5-1.5. India defeated Brazil despite losing a game, and the U.S. had a really difficult time against Norway, drawing three tough games but winning the fourth rather than nicely thanks to U.S. Women's Champion Nazi Paikidze.