Congratulations to Woodbridge School’s Justin Tan, who has achieved his second International Master norm, following an excellent performance in this season’s 4NCL.
He played in nine rounds, scoring an unbeaten 6½ points. This included three draws against GMs, as well as two wins and a draw against IMs. The average rating of his opponents was 2394, resulting in a rating performance over the nine games of 2560.
Had he beaten GM Matt Turner last Saturday (and he’s cross because he should have won), his performance would have been 2614 – a Grandmaster norm!