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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
Accomplishments:
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

Alternate

Tite: National Master
USCF Rating: 2210
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein
Major: Undecided
Classification: Freshman
Accomplishments:
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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