Alan’s purple patch

Alan Merry, our home-grown International Master, is enjoying some excellent results this year.

In early January he entered the Shropshire Congress, where he scored 4½/5 to take the first prize of £1000.   His only draw was against top seed GM Mark Hebden.

Then in the 4NCL in mid-January he won both his games, whilst at the end of the month he played in the Norfolk Rapidplay, winning all six games!

February saw his first loss, when he was beaten by GM Stephen Gordon (2506) in the 4NCL, but bounced back the following day by beating GM Tamas Fodor (2511).   Finally, last weekend he won both his games in the EACU County Championship.

Here’s a full list of his results:

Event Opponent Grade Result
Shropshire Congress   (6-8 Jan) T Sygnowski 202 Win
P Davies 167 Win
GM M Hebden 246 Draw
R Maciol 202 Win
IM J Cox 218 Win
4NCL   (14-15 Jan) J Blackburn 198 Win
IM R Bates 231 Win
Norfolk Rapidplay   (29 Jan) P Walton 147 Win
D Hall 170 Win
R Hughes 185 Win
D Spence 203 Win
A Brett 197 Win
M Hughes 185 Win
4NCL   (11-12 Feb) GM S Gordon 241 Lost
GM T Fodor 245 Win
EACU First Team   (19 Feb) FM G Kenworthy 204 Win
B Van der Velden 208 Win

That’s 15 wins, one draw, and one loss.

Alan’s ECF grade is 232 and his grading performance over these 17 games is 250.   Meanwhile, his Elo rating has crept up to 2411.

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