Alan wins in Majorca

Alan Merry has won the IM tournament in Majorca, on tie-break, scoring 6½ points out of 9 (four wins and five draws). Sixth seed of the ten competitors, his 2459 rating performance was exceptional and has earned him a deserved second IM norm.   He now needs one more for an IM title, as well as improving his rating to 2400.   The 30 points he gained in Majorca has raised his current ‘live’ rating to 2327.

The full cross-table can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, in Bavaria, Adam Hunt and Justin Tan both won yesterday against moderate opposition and play their second round matches today against opponents rated 2050 and 2006.   The results can be seen here.

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