Webster University Freshman GM Illya Nyzhnyk of Ukraine just tied for 1st at the 2014 World Open with GM Ilya Smirin (Israel) and GM Conrad Holt (USA) with the score of 7-2! Illya just started his study at Webster University less than 2 months ago. He is a math major. Congratulations to Illya and the other two co-champions!

Full crosstable: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201407068692.1

Illya now joins the Webster University #1 ranked team in the US with Grandmaster teammates:

Wesley So – Philippines
Le Quang Liem – Vietnam
Georg Meier – Germany
Ray Robson – USA
Vasif Durarbayli – Azerbaijan (incoming freshman)
Fidel Corrales – Cuba
Manuel Leon Hoyos – Mexico
Denes Boros – Hungary
Andre Diamant – Brazil, etc.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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