UTB Chess "A" Team Qualifies for Final 4; "B" Team Finishes Strong
MILWAUKEE, WI, December 30, 2010
The UTB Chess "A" Team qualified for the
"President's Cup: The Final 4 of College Chess" with a tie in its final
match Thursday in the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess
Out of the six matches played by all 28 teams in the tournament, UTB
finished tied for second place with University of Maryland, Baltimore
County with 4.5 points. The University of Texas at Dallas won the
tournament with six points, winning all six of its matches.
UTB actually was awarded a third-place finish on tiebreakers.
UTB lost only to UTD Wednesday, then finished against UMBC in a
2.0-2.0 deadlock Thursday, guaranteeing both teams a spot in the Final
UTD, UTB, UMBC and Texas Tech University will now advance to the
"President's Cup: Final 4 of College Chess" April 2-3 in Washington,
Individually, Timur Gareyev was awarded Best #1 Board, and Max Cornejo was awarded Best #4 Board.
In Thursday's Round 6 match, the results were for UTB "A" team were as follows:
UTB "A" team (2612) vs. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2247), draw 2.0-2.0
#1 Board: GM Timur Gareyev vs. Leonid Kritz, draw
#2 Board: GM Axel Bachmann vs. Sergey Erenburg, draw
#3 Board: GM Mauricio Flores vs. Gi Margvelashvili, draw
#4 Board: IM Max Cornejo vs. Sasha Kaplan, draw
Meanwhile, the UTB "B" Team defeated The University of Texas at
Dallas "C" team, 4.0-0.0, to finish the tournament with 4.0 points. The
total points placed UTB in a five-way for fourth place, but was ranked
in eighth place on tiebreakers.
UTB "B" team (2247) def. UT-Dallas "C" (2029), 4.0-0.0
#1 Board: IM Alfonso Almeida def. Bayarra Zorigt
#2 Board: WGM-Elect Nadya Ortiz def. Karina Vazirova
#3 Board: WIM Luciana Morales def. Courtney Jamison
#4 Board: Arturo Gracia Jr. def. Rheanna English