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Final Four of College Chess

The Final Four of College Chess for 2015, also known as The President’s Cup, is set to take place on 27-29th March at the New York Athletic Club.

The event is open to the top four U.S. schools from the most recent Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship (Pan-Am). It is run as a fixed-roster team round-robin tournament, scored by individual (not team) points.

Webster University:

GM Liem Le Quang 2755
GM Ray Robson 2750
GM Vasif Durarbayli 2676
GM Illya Nyzhnyk 2748
Alt. 1 GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2605
Alt. 2 GM Andre Diamant 2547

Head Coach: GM Susan Polgar
Coach: FM Paul Truong
Assistants: GM Georg Meier, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, GM Denes Boros, GM-elect Ashwin Jayaram

Webster SPICE A team

Webster University is the defending champion

University of Texas at Dallas:

GM Kritz Leonid 2639
GM Yotov Valentin 2613
GM Holt Conrad 2622
GM Margvelashvili Giorgi 2618
Alt. 1 IM Kadric Denis 2618
Alt. 2 GM Berczes David 2607

Head Coach: IM Rade Milovanovic

UTD Chess Team

UTD Chess Team

Texas Tech University:

GM Zherebukh Yaroslav 2719
GM Moradiabadi Elshan 2642
IM Gorovets Andrey 2595
GM Shoker Samy 2538
Alt. 1 WGM Heredia Carla 2228

Head Coach: GM Alex Onischuk

TTU Chess Team

TTU Chess Team

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC):

GM Huschenbeth Niclas 2609
GM Ringoir Tanguy 2573
GM Kore Akshayraj 2567
IM Bregadze Levan 2579
Alt. 1 WGM Paikidze Nazi 2349

Head Coach: GM Semon Palatnik

Joel DeWyer, Business Manager
Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Director

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) chess team – photo by Marlayna Demond

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