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UTB "A" team defeats "B" team in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI, December 29, 2010

As expected, the UTB Chess "A" Team defeated teammate friends "B" team, 4-0, in Round 5 at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships here Wednesday.

The tournament began Monday. The sixth and final round will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.

After five rounds, UTB "A" team has a 4-1 record and the "B" team has a 3-2 record in the 28-team field. The top four teams in the tournament qualify for "The President's Cup: Final Four of College Chess" April 2-3 in Washington, D.C.

The results for Round 5 were:

UTB  "A" team (2612 average rating) def. UTB "B" team (2247), 4.0-0.0
#1 Board: GM Timur Gareyev def. IM Alfonso Almeida
#2 Board: GM Axel Bachmann def. WGM-Elect Nadya Ortiz
#3 Board: GM Mauricio Flores def. WIM Luciana Morales
#4 Board: IM Max Cornejo def. Arturo Gracia

Pairings for Round 6 were announced late Wednesday night, The UTB "A" Team will face University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the "B" team will face The University of Texas at Dallas "C" team.

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