Sunday, 28 December 2014

Alan beats an FM in 20 moves

18-year old Alan Merry (2347), who has already achieved the required number of norms to become an IM (he just needs to get his rating to 2400), beat the experienced FIDE Master Peter Sowray in the final round of the Brambles Masters last weekend.   Here is the game (Alan is White), with a few annotations:

(Edited to amend IM to FM)

This will be the last article for a week or so.   The next will be on Monday 5 January.


  1. A good win of course, but just for the record, Peter Sowray is not an IM, he is an FM.

  2. I've found two mistakes

    1 was Sowray being an Fm not Im

    2 In the analysis after Rad8, Nce7 should have been Ncd7

    Chris D


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