IM Jesse Kraai has earned his 3rd and final GM norm this weekend at the Foxwoods Open. En route to his GM performance, he defeated GM Nakamura and GM Shabalov. His current FIDE rating is 2477. However, he should earn additional points this weekend toward the 2500 mark for his title confirmation.

Iryna Zenyuk also earned a WIM norm in the same event.

Congratulations to both!

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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