Amon Simutowe's quest for GM title at Hastings 2002 (after round 9).
Round 1: IM Simon Williams (England)-Simutowe, 1-0.
Round 2: Simutowe-Jeremy Menadue (England), 1-0.
Round 3: Roger DeCoverly (England)-Simutowe, 0-1.
Round 4: Simutowe-NM Bjorn Thorfinnsson (Iceland), 1-0.
Round 5: IM John Shaw (Scotland)-Simutowe, ½-½.
Round 6: Simutowe-FM Jurgen Brustkern (Germany), 1-0.
Round 7: GM James Plaskett (England)-Simutowe, 0-1.
Round 8: Simutowe-GM Glenn Flear (England), ½-½.
Round 9: GM Vitaly Tseshkovsky-Simutowe, 1-0.
Round 10: Simutowe-IM Aimen Rizouk, ½-½.
Final total: 6½-3½
Notes: Didn't qualify for a GM norm because the average ratings of his opponents were lower than minimum required. However, Amon played well and did not suffer any major letdowns during the tournament. This is encouraging news. There is an international consensus that IM Simutowe has not played his best chess yet and better things are yet to come from the young Zambian! Simutowe has been invited to the Donald Byrne Invitational in the USA where he can qualify for his last GM norm.
Official Hastings site
Posted by The Chess Drum: 6 January 2002