Homegrown International Master Alan Merry is joint leader on 3½ points after four rounds of the Polar Capital Open in Jersey. He has played two GMs so far, scoring 1½ points against them. Tomorrow (Tuesday) he faces the top seed, a GM from Uzbekistan.
His Round 4 win against a 2523-rated Dutch GM was faultless and can be viewed on Chess24 here.
The next five rounds will be played at the rate of one per day, finishing on Saturday. A GM norm is a distinct possibility if Alan can maintain his form over the rest of the week.