The Tradewise Gibraltar Masters has reached the third round, which was played today. The sensation of Round 1, as far as Suffolk is concerned, was David Spence‘s win against a 2506-rated female Chinese GM. David (2140) is seeded 187 out of the 255 entrants. You can play through the game, and read John Saunders’ amusing police-related puns here. For his efforts, he had to face another 2500 GM in Round 2 (which he lost) and a third GM in Round 3, which he drew. He now faces yet another GM in Round 4, having gained 22 rating points so far.
Justin Tan had a default win in Round 1 (did his opponent fail to turn up?) but lost to a highly-rated GM in Round 2. He beat a lower-rated opponent in Round 3 and now faces a WGM in Round 4.
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