GM Ray "Fearless Attacker" Robson (USA) - Junior/International Studies - 2746
GM Illya "The Brain" Nyzhnyk (Ukraine) - Sophomore/Computer Science - 2720
GM Aleksandr "The Czar" Shimanov (Russia) - Grad Student/MBA - 2708
GM Vasif "Mr. CrossFit" Durarbayli (Azerbaijan) - Senior/Economics - 2686
GM Fidel "Pinar Romancer" Corrales Jimenez (Cuba) - Senior/Computer Science - 2593
Coach & Team Strategist: FM Paul Truong
Team Assistants: GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, GM Denes Boros, GM Ashwin Jayaram, IM Eric Rosen, IM Irene Sukandar, WGM Katerina Nemcova
The following 4 universities have qualified for the prestigious annual College Chess Final Four Championship:
- Webster University #1 seed
- Texas Tech #2 seed
- University of Texas RGV #3 seed
- Columbia University #4 seed
Webster vs Columbia / Texas Tech vs UT RGV
Round 2 (5 pm – April 2):
Webster vs UT RGV / Texas Tech vs Columbia
Round 3 (9 am – April 3):
Webster vs Texas Tech / UT RGV vs Columbia
- Total team match wins.
- Head-to-head outcome.
- Armageddon (5-4 minute “shootout”). White must win with 5 minutes, and Black must win or draw with 4 minutes. There is no delay or increment time. Winner of a coin toss chooses color. Each team selects one team member to represent them. This team member can be any Player or Alternate from your Official Team Roster for the tournament, it does not have to be your “Board 1” player.
- Rd 1: 1 vs. 4; 2 vs. 3
- Rd 2: 1 vs. 3; 2 vs. 4
- Rd 3: 1 vs. 2; 3 vs. 4