Yang-Fan Zhou confirmed as IM

Congratulations to 16-year-old Yang-Fan Zhou, who had his IM title application approved at FIDE’s 2nd quarter Presidential Board this week. His norms were achieved at Coulsdon in 2008, the Brighton e2e4 event in February 2011 and the Coulsdon Easter International last April (2011). His FIDE rating is 2423 and he is currently gaining another 21 points. His next high profile events will be the 2011 Darwin Strategic British Chess Championship and the World Youth in Brazil in November

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