The 2011 College Chess Final Four has just started. All games can be viewed LIVE on The event is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton for the next three years and it is first class all the way! Chess in America definitely needs more sponsors like this.

The four teams are so evenly matched that every match can go either way. Everything is full of intensity and drama.

Round 2 will start at 5:15 pm EST.

Round 1

#4 Texas Tech vs #1 UTB

GM Bykhovsky (TTU) 1-0 GM Gareev
GM Flores 1/2 GM Kuljasevic
IM Sipos (TTU) 1/2 GM Bachmann
IM Cornejo 1/2 GM Diamant (TTU)

#2 UMBC vs #3 UTD

GM Erenburg (UMBC) 1-0 GM Ramirez
GM Chirila 1-0 GM Kritz (UMBC)
GM Margvelashvili (UMBC) 1/2 GM Sadorra
IM Bercys 1-0 IM Kaplan (UMBC)

Two major upsets! The 3rd and 4th seed teams defeated the 1st and 2nd rated teams!

Photos from the 2011 College Chess Final Four in Washington, DC.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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