How did Francis Anquandah get the IM title as a 1960 player?


One reason for awarding titles of rating floors is to keep good players from losing a lot of games on purpose so their rating drops by the time the next big-prize tournament comes along and they enter in a lower category and win.


I.M? I.M? I....aM not gonna work here anymore

Seriously though frontrunner for weakest IM in the world, unless he lets other people play on his account. There's gotta be a hand full of Ghanan experts in the states right now wondering if they left too soon.