Puteri Munajjah bag gold at 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship and win WIM direct title (with PGN)

Congratulation to Puteri Munajjah Azhar that become the champion in standard category during 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship. In virtue of winning the category, she shall be awarded the title of Woman International Master (WIM) together with an IM Norm.

(WIM) Puteri Munajjah scored 7.5/9 wityh 1949 performance rating. Full result is here

Excerpt taken from the tournament regulation handbook

Direct Titles 5.1
Gold medalists of U18 categories shall be awarded the title of International Master (IM) / Woman International Master (WIM). 1st equal player (best 3 after tie break) shall get IM norm. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the FIDE Master (FM) / Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title.

Munajjah is the third Malaysian WIM after WIM Audrey Wong Su Yi and WIM Siti Zulaikha Foudzi. Both WIM has long retired from tournament play. For example WIM Zulaikha last rated game is in Jan 2008, roughly 10 years ago.

Her last round game win

Meanwhile Lai Hong Jun also perform to get 3rd place. He impressively secured medal in all three categories (Blitz,Rapid & Standard). By virtue of winning the 3rd place, he will also earned the CM direct title.

Full result for Lai Hong Jun can check at http://chess-results.com/tnr459516.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&fed=MAS&turdet=YES&flag=30

5.4 Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal winners of the U8 & U10 categories shall be awarded the CM/WCM title.