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
Below are the official lineups by board order for each team:
Team 1: Webster
Team 2: Texas Tech
Team 3: UT Rio Grande Valley
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