UTD aims to win the PanAm
“We expect to be challenged from both our traditional rivals like Texas Tech and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and from Ivy League teams.“ according to Jim Stallings, the chess program director. (Source: UTD)
Lindenwood University, UTB, and Webster University were not even mentioned. According to the statement above, it seems that the program director believes that Lindenwood, UTB, and Webster University – SPICE are simply no match for UTD, Texas Tech, UMBC, or other Ivy League teams on the 64 squares. This will definitely serve as a very strong motivation for our players to let their pieces do the talking on the board.
UTD top 6 players
GM Valentin Yotov – Bulgaria
GM Cristian Chirila – Romania
GM Julio Sadorra – Philippines
GM Conrad Holt – USA
IM Milos Pavlovic – Serbia
IM Salvijus Bercys – USA
UTD will be helped by playing Texas Tech’s coach GM Alex Onischuk
To prepare for the big tournament, UT Dallas players will … face a distinguished visitor, Grandmaster (GM) Alexander Onischuk, the third-highest-ranked grandmaster in the United States.
“Our players need to face a world-caliber opponent like GM Onischuk“ said UTD chess program director.
Webster University top 9 players (A and B team)
1. GM Georg Meier (co-captain) – Germany – Sophomore
2. GM Wesley So – Philippines – Freshman
3. GM Manuel Leon Hoyos – Mexico – Freshman
4. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez – Cuba – Freshman
5. GM Ray Robson – USA – Freshman
6. GM Anatoly Bykhovksy (co-captain) – Israel – Junior
7. GM Andre Diamant – Brazil – Sophomore
8. GM Denes Boros – Hungary – Sophomore
9 IM Vitaly Neimer – Israel – Sophomore
GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam will join Webster University in the Fall of 2013.
As the head coach of Webster University – SPICE, the #1 ranked division I chess team in the United States, I can definitely say that we will take every opponent very seriously. There is no free point. Each point must be earned on the board and we will treat every university as rivals. We will give our all in every game.
Of course, 2500 GMs are better than 2600 GMs. They’re good with math at UTD.
What an insulting comment from UTD people.
Very insulting and lack of class shown by UTD.
Classy statement, NOT!
the guy is hallucinating
you can even include onischuk as playing coach
UTD was copy-pasting last year’s quote. UTD-people are very busy with their UTD business (bless their heart).
Who is playing for Texas Tech and where will they place?
Lindenwood U’s team has IM-Kannappan, IM-Bregadze, Hendrickson, WGM-Sharevich, and WIM-Heredia. Where will they place at the Pan Am?
What are some of the emerging universities (besides Webster, Lindenwood, UTD, Texas Tech, U-Maryland)?
Another motivation for us.Let’s go Webster!!!!
what a misleading article…
Misleading? Whoever made the statement did not even mention Lindenwood or Webster. Either the person is clueless about the world of college chess or he is being disrespectful to other universities.
This is the same guy who lobbied for UTD to win the College of the Year award when Texas Tech won the Final Four 2 straight years and organized many top tournaments. Texas Tech also finished ahead of UTD at the State College Championship. This guy doesn’t give a damn about any other university other than UTD. All of us in Lubbock will never forget this.
Texas Tech rocks! Go Onischuk!
How is it misleading? Polgar quoted exactly what Stallings said. He didn’t mention Webster, UT Brownsville, or Lindenwood. Is it misleading to quote exactly what was said?
I have to conquer with most others here. Either you say something nice about all schools or say nothing at all. To leave out big ones like UTB, Lindenwood, and Webster is simply silly and unprofessional.
What an insulting and condescending remark. I think UTD will try to change the rule so that no player over 2600 (unless they go to UTD) can play college chess so they can win again.
How did UTD win college chess of the year when Texas Tech won the Final Four? I would be embarrass to accept that award if I go to UTD when I know that I didn’t earn it. It’s a total farce. Texas Tech was screwed.
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