Ju 0-1 Simutowe
Molner 0-1 Panchanathan
Yudasin 1-0 Zlotnikov
Zaichik 1/2 Erenburg
Bartell 1/2 Ippolito
GM Magesh Panchanathan won twice today to lead the New Jersey International Futurity by a half-point at 4/5 over GM Leonid Yudasin at 3.5/5. It was a tough day for third-round leader 15 year old US Cadet Champion Evan Ju, who lost both his games to Panchanathan and IM Amon Simutowe. Indeed, IM Simutowe erased memories of his bad (2 loss) day on Sunday, with wins today over FM Tom Bartell and Ju.
Four rounds left in this exciting tournament, that has seen 48% decisive games and only two short draws. For games and tournament details, go to the NJSCF site.
Here are my completely unofficial estimates of norm possibilities for the participants. It is based on my personal lookups of FIDE ratings, and those ratings may not be officially certified. In addition, I had to unearth the arcane norm tables from the FIDE regulations, and there's no guarantee that I did it properly. Please, DO NOT COUNT ON THESE ESTIMATES.
IM norm: 5 points for everyone
GM norm: 7 points for everyone, except Evan Ju, where it is 6.5 - his opponents' rating average is in a higher category than others.
Evan Ju needs 4/4 in the last four rounds for GM norm, 2.5/4 in the last four rounds for IM norm.
Both FM Tom Bartell and Mackenzie Molner need 3/4 in the last four rounds for IM norm.
None of the IMs have a chance for a GM norm, unfortunately.
Again, let me emphasize that this is UNOFFICIAL and MY ESTIMATES ONLY. Your mileage may vary.