If you would like to be a part of the #1 College Chess program in the United States, please feel free to contact me. Full and partial scholarships available for qualified student players.

Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE)

* 20 national, 5 state, and many additional titles, in addition to the national #1 ranking in College Chess in 5 years (2007-2012).

Now a new chapter at Webster University (www.WebsterChess.com) as the #1 College Chess program in the United States.

* 2 world and 19 national championships since August 2012!

Webster students are around the world. There are 22,000+ students enrolled at Webster University – with students from 50 states and 148 countries around the world.

Five schools and colleges. Guided by Webster’s interdisciplinary vision to ensure that every student receives a highly personal education.
College of Arts and Sciences
George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
School of Communications
School of Education

Webster University offers academic excellence in more than 100 programs offered at a vibrant home campus and at locations throughout the world, with all the benefits of a student-centered education and a real-world perspective.



The Webster University Chess Team is ranked #1 in the United States, and the reigning National Champion.

Current roster:

GM Le Quang Liem, Vietnam (reigning World Blitz Champion)
GM Wesley So, Philippines (reigning World University Champion)
GM Georg Meier, Germany (European Team Champion)
GM Ray Robson, USA (US Junior Champion / Final Four Champion)
GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Cuba (Final Four Champion)
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, Mexico (Final Four Champion / US Open Champion)
GM Anatoly Bykhovsky, Israel (3-time Collegiate Final Four Champion)
GM Denes Boros, Hungary (2-time Collegiate Champion)
GM Andre Diamant, Brazil (3-time Collegiate Champion)
IM Vitaly Neimer (Israel), FM Jake Banawa (Philippines), WIM Inna Agrest (Sweden)…

If you would like to be a part of the #1 College Chess program in the United States, please feel free to contact me at SusanPolgar@aol.com. Full and partial scholarships available for qualified student players of all levels.

Chess Team Accomplishments

The Webster University chess team has been ranked #1 in Division I College Chess since its inception in August 2012. It has never relinquished the top ranking.

About Webster University

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14, 2011 – Webster University’s Study Abroad programs rank in the top 2 percent of the 1,600 colleges and universities surveyed in the just-released “America’s Best Colleges” 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report. Webster is one of just 27 U.S. institutions to share this distinction, which recognizes study abroad programs that involve substantial academic work for credit and considerable interaction between the student and the culture.

In addition to Webster, other schools cited for their excellent study abroad programs include American University, Boston University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Georgetown University, Middlebury College, New York University and Syracuse University, according to the U.S. News report.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a confirmation of everything that makes Webster University a first-choice institution for students seeking global academic excellence,” said Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “The report highlights our longtime and growing commitment to global study and global citizenship, which is recognized throughout the United States and around the world.”

Overall, Webster University continues as a Tier 1 institution. With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses.

Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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