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.



5 comments:

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

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    1. Doh! My typo, now corrected.

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    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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