By Lindsay Ellis, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012
Texas Tech University chess grandmaster Susan Polgar will transfer her leadership and her best 10 players to Webster University later this year with the goal of establishing a chess program, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Polgar started Texas Tech’s chess program — which is named for her — in 2007, but decided to leave due to the institution’s “lack of financial resources,” Polgar said in an interview with NBC affiliate KCBD. While one chess player can receive up to $30,000 in scholarships at rival programs, Texas Tech gave $30,000 to the entire program last year, even after winning the 2011 Final Four Championship, KCBD reported. Webster’s team, which will rank first nationwide on paper in its first official year, will also be named for Polgar, The Times reported.