Day 7 started with a disappointing smallish win against unfancied Bangladesh. We picked up loads of scraps on the part-score boards but unfortunately two large adverse swings kept our win to 14-6.
Bottom team Morocco followed and the result didn’t disappoint! We were just a hair’s breadth away from a maximum 20-0 win. A 1700 penalty after an an injudicious vulnerable unusual 2NT call on - KQx K98xx J98xx certainly cheered up all the kibitzers.
The last match of day 7 was a tough one against in form Sweden. Upmark and Nystrom, in particular, were on fire and a heavy loss resulted. This left us needing a decent final day against China and USA2 (the later who had already failed to qualify which boosted our hopes and expectations).
At the end of day 7 we were in the final qualifying place.