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.