New FIDE Titles Earned by Tang, Burke and More

GM Andrew Tang, Photo Betsy Zacate-Dynako

FIDE’s 1st Quarter 2018 Presidential Board Meeting was recently held in Minsk, Belarus this April 6-9.

The following US Chess members have earned the following FIDE titles, confirmed at the PB meeting.  Congratulations to all!


John M Burke

Andrew Tang

Organizers Grant Oen (L) and Peter Giannatos (R) with now GM John Burke

International Master

Kevin Wang

International Arbiter

Anand Dommalapati

Brian Yang

FIDE Arbiter

Thomas Brownscombe

Alan Losoff

Janelle Losoff, 2017 National Open Champion Tigran L. Petrosian, and Alan Losoff

International Organizer

Alan Losoff

The next meeting to confirm titles will likely be the 89th FIDE Congress, September 26 – October 6, 2018, held alongside the World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia.


    • I believe the only reason it may have been rejected is because his FIDE rating is not over 2500 yet. Only thing that makes sense to me.

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