After three rounds of the Bury St Edmunds Congress, there is just one person in each section on maximum three points. They are:
In the Open, top seed GM Matthew Sadler
Major – Simon Morris (Hertford)
Intermediate – Gert de Block (Cambridge)
Minor – Scott Shelley (Chelmsford)
The photo above shows Adam Taylor (Manningtree) on top board against Matthew Sadler in Round 3.
The Open is extremely strong, with 12 players graded 200 or higher. There are eight players on 2½ points, including Suffolk players Alan Merry, Dagne Ciuksyte, Graham Moore and Ed Player.
Sunday’s Round 4 sees the two top seeds in the Open playing each other, with second seed and former Suffolk junior IM Richard Pert having the black pieces.