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UTB Chess Team

2009 President's Cup Participants

Mauricio Flores

Mauricio Flores- Board 1

Rank: International Master
USCF Rating: 2446
Hometown: Valpairaiso, Chile
High School: Colegio Santo Domingo
Major: Electrical Engineering
Classification: Freshman
Chess Accomplishments:
2006 U-16 Pan American Youth Chess Champion
2008 U-18 Pan American Youth Chess Champion
2006, 2007, 2008 Chile Absolute National Champion
Other interests/hobbies: Music

Daniel Fernandez

Daniel Fernandez- Board 2

Rank: International Master
USCF Rating: 2400
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
High School: St. Andrews School
Major: International Business
Classification: Senior
Chess Accomplishments:
1999 Pan American U14 Champion
2005 USA U21 Champion
Top 5 in 2006 USA Championship
2006 and 2008 National Individual College Championship
Other interests/hobbies: Music, computers

Max Cornejo

Max Cornejo- Board 3

Rank: FIDE Master
USCF Rating: 2406
Hometown: Lima, Peru
High School: Santisimo Nombre de Jesus
Major: Business
Classification: Freshman
Chess Accomplishments:
2008 U-20 South American Championship, 2nd Place
2005 U-16 Pan American Championships, 2nd Place
2003 U-14 Pan American Championships
(FIDE Master title obtained)
Other interests/hobbies: Soccer, tennis

Nadya Ortiz

Nadya Ortiz- Board 4

Title: Woman International Master
USCF Rating: 2291
Hometown: Ibague, Tolima, Colombia
High School: Liceo Nacional de Bachillerato
Major: Computer Science
Classification: Sophomore
2nd Place 2006 Women’s Continental Championship
2006 Colombian Female National Champion
Member of 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006
and 2008 Colombian Olympic Team
First National Ranking in Colombia
2003, 2005 U-20 Central America Champion
2004 U-18 Pan American Youth Chess Champion
Other interests/hobbies: Travel

Bradley Sawyer

Bradley Sawyer- Alternate


Tite: National Master
USCF Rating: 2210
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein
Major: Undecided
Classification: Freshman
2006 National High School Champion
Top 3rd Board in 2008 Pan American Championship
Other Interests: Tennis, Football

Other Team Members

Arturo Gracia

Arturo Garcia

USCF Rating: 2050
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
High School: Hanna High School
Major: Biology
Classification: Junior
Accomplishments: 3rd place Individual at 2006 High School Nationals Member of 2006 Texas Collegiate Championship Team

Luciana Morales

Luciana Morales

Title: Woman International Master
USCF Rating: 2189
Hometown: Lima, Peru
High School: Trilce
Major: Government
Classification: Sophomore
Accomplishments: South American Ch Girls U-20, 2007,
Captain of Peruvian Olympic Team, 2006
Pan Am Champion Girls U-20, 2007,
Pan Am Champion Girls U-18, Pan-Am Champion Girls U-16, 2003, 2005

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