Monday, 2 April 2018

Alan Merry leads in Jersey

Homegrown International Master Alan Merry is joint leader on 3½ points after four rounds of the Polar Capital Open in Jersey.   He has played two GMs so far, scoring 1½ points against them.   Tomorrow (Tuesday) he faces the top seed, a GM from Uzbekistan.

His Round 4 win against a 2523-rated Dutch GM was faultless and can be viewed on Chess24 here.

The next five rounds will be played at the rate of one per day, finishing on Saturday.   A GM norm is a distinct possibility if Alan can maintain his form over the rest of the week.


  1. The Polar Capital Tournament is being held in Jersey. Good to see Alan doing so well, hope he gets the GM norm.

    1. Doh! My typo, now corrected.

    2. Hi Bob! You corrected the article but not the title lol. All the best.

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    4. Hi - excellent 1st= result for Alan - hopefully he got the GM Norm?


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