This is the 5th consecutive National Division I Championship for Webster University and 7 straight for SPICE!
The Team: GMs Le Quang Liem, Ray Robson, Alex Shimanov, Vasif Durarbayli, Illia Nyzhnyk, PD Kannappan, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Ashwin Jayaram
Webster University 8
Texas Tech 6.5
St Louis University 5
University of Texas Dallas 4.5
Webster University Chess Team Wins 5th National Championship
March 27, 2017 9:02 PM
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (KMOX) – Webster University has a national champion chess team – again.
The team won its fifth straight national championship this weekend during the President’s Cup collegiate Chess Tournament (Final Four Tournament) in New York.
The university is the only school to win five consecutive championships in the Final Four. The win also marks the seventh win in a row for Grand Master and Coach Susan Polgar, and the SPICE program.
Polgar says the tournament on Saturday lasted nearly 13 hours and the students gave it everything they had. She adds it underscores the importance of both physical and mental strength.
2017 College Final 4 — Final Standings
|Place||Code||Name||Game Pts||Match Pts|
|1st||WEBSTER||Webster University (2736.5) W4 W3 D2||8||2.5|
|GM LE, Quang Liem (2774) 2.5|
|GM ROBSON, Ray (2751) 1.5|
|GM SHIMANOV, Aleksandr (2715) 2.0|
|GM DURARBAYLI, Vasif (2706) 1.0|
|GM NYZHNYK, Illia I (2705) 1.0|
|GM KANNAPPAN, Priyadh (2610) 0.0|
|2nd||TXTECH||Texas Tech University (2527.0) L3 W4 D1||6.5||1.5|
|GM BARYSHPOLETS, Andrey (2657) 1.5|
|IM MATSENKO, Sergei (2575) 1.5|
|IM VORONTSOV, Pavlo (2520) 1.5|
|IM TORRES, Luis Carlo (2356) 2.0|
|WIM ANDRENKO, Iryna (2270) 0.0|
|WCM MUNOZ, Claudia E (2082) 0.0|
|3rd||STLOUIS||St. Louis University (2641.5) W2 L1 D4||5||1.5|
|GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz (2720) 2.0|
|GM ZHEREBUKH, Yaroslav (2695) 2.0|
|GM RAMBALDI, Francesco (2614) 1.0|
|IM ALI MARANDI, Cemil Can “JJ” (2537) 0.0|
|ARIPOVA, Nozima (1908) 0.0|
|4th||UTDALLAS||The University of Texas at Dallas (2602.5) L1 L2 D3||4.5||0.5|
|GM KADRIC, Denis (2600) 0.0|
|GM RAZNIKOV, Danny (2577) 1.0|
|GM HERNANDEZ, Holden (2578) 2.0|
|GM BERCZES, David (2584) 1.5|
|GM POPILSKI, Gil (2648) 0.0|
|GM ARRIBAS LOPEZ, Angel (2562) 0.0|
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– GM Susan Polgar