After four rounds of the FIDE Open, the two local players, Adam Taylor (Manningtree) and Ed Player (Bury St Edmunds) are both on 2½ points. Adam had a half-point bye in Round 1 and today beat Sarah Longson, the new organiser of the Delancey UK Schools Challenge.
Only three GMs are on maximum points: GMs Shabalov, Aravindh and Bogner. All three have Elo ratings that are within three points of each other (2563/2564/2566). See the latest standings here.
Of the anticipated 250 entrants, 243 are playing, with seven ‘no-shows’.