2016

College Chess Final Four in New York

The 2016 College Chess Final Four for the President’s Cup is taking place on April 2-3 at the historic Marshall Chess Club in New York.

The President’s Cup is a Team Round Robin scored by total individual points. In the event of a tie, the teams are declared Co-champions. The tournament is FIDE & US Chess rated.
Official Time Controls: Game 90 with a 30-second increment each move.

Round 1 (10 am – April 2):
Webster vs Columbia / Texas Tech vs UT RGV

Round 2 (5 pm – April 2):
UT RGV vs Webster / Columbia vs Texas Tech

Round 3 (9 am – April 3):
Webster vs Texas Tech / Columbia vs UT RGV

World Champion Magnus Carlsen greeted the participants with a video message

Magnus Carlsen College Chess Final Four

Below are the official lineups by board order for each team:

Team 1: Webster

Board – 1. GM Le Quang Liem
Board – 2. GM Illya Nyzhnyk
Board – 3. GM Aleksandr Shimanov
Board – 4. GM Ray Robson
– 5. (Alt 1) GM Vasif Durarbayli
– 6. (Alt 2) GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Team 2: Texas Tech

– 1. GM Yaroslav Zherebukh
– 2. GM Elshan Moradiabadi
– 3. GM Andrey Baryshpolets
– 4. GM Andrey Gorovets
– 5. (Alt 1) IM Alexander Battey
– 6. (Alt 2) WIM Iryna Andrenko

Team 3: UT Rio Grande Valley

– 1. GM Anton Kovalyov
– 2. GM Andrey Stukopin
– 3. GM Holden Hernandez Carmenate
– 4. GM Carlos Antonio Hevia Alejano

Team 4: Columbia

– 1. IM Arthur Shen
– 2. FM Kyron Griffith
– 3. NM Aaron Jacobson
– 4. CM Jonathan Pagan
– 5. (Alt 1) Theodore Coyne
– 6. (Alt 2) Anthony Panat

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