Ipswich’s Silas Peck is on two points after the first five rounds of the FIDE Open. His performance rating is 1932, 70 points higher than his current Elo rating of 1862. His best win was in Round 4, when he beat a 2031 from India. Tomorrow and Sunday see two games each day, with barely an hour’s gap between rounds.
The five-round Weekend Classic tournament started yesterday. The only Suffolk player entered in Mark Gray, who is seeded 12th in the Open section. He drew his first round match.