Webster University Final Four Chess Champions

Webster University defines excellence with fifth straight college chess championship

By David R. Sands – The Washington Times – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Which is better — the College Chess Final Four or its pretentious basketball rival?

Consider: The college chess version of “March Madness” actually ends in March, having just been played over the weekend at the famed Marshall Chess Club in Manhattan. There are no TV timeouts in the chess Final Four, no endless video reviews by the refs to fix a clock problem or adjudicate an out-of-bounds call. College chess coaches tend not to rant and rave at their student-athletes if they happen to make a mistake during the game. And, best of all, as long as you ride on the Webster University Gorloks in your office pool, your bracket will never be busted come tournament time.

The private St. Louis school captured its fifth President’s Cup Sunday, fueled by a powerhouse all-grandmaster lineup anchored by Vietnam GM Le Quang Liem and young U.S. star Ray Robson. Texas Tech finished 2nd, St. Louis University finished third, with the University of Texas-Dallas fourth.

More here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/28/webster-university-defines-excellence-fifth-straig/?

Final Four Champs Webster U

Final standings

Place Code Name Game Pts Match Pts
1st WEBSTER Webster University (2736.5)   8   2.5
2017 National Champs GM LE, Quang Liem (2774) 2.5
GM ROBSON, Ray (2751) 1.5
GM SHIMANOV, Aleksandr (2715) 2.0
GM DURARBAYLI, Vasif (2706) 1.0
GM NYZHNYK, Illia I (2705) 1.0
GM KANNAPPAN, Priyadh (2610) 0.0
2nd TXTECH Texas Tech University (2527.0)  1 6.5   1.5
GM BARYSHPOLETS, Andrey (2657) 1.5
IM MATSENKO, Sergei (2575) 1.5
IM VORONTSOV, Pavlo (2520) 1.5
IM TORRES, Luis Carlo (2356) 2.0
WIM ANDRENKO, Iryna (2270) 0.0
WCM MUNOZ, Claudia E (2082) 0.0
3rd STLOUIS St. Louis University (2641.5)   5   1.5
GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz (2720) 2.0
GM ZHEREBUKH, Yaroslav (2695) 2.0
GM RAMBALDI, Francesco (2614) 1.0
IM ALI MARANDI, Cemil Can “JJ” (2537) 0.0
ARIPOVA, Nozima (1908) 0.0
4th UTDALLAS The University of Texas at Dallas (2602.5)   4.5   0.5
GM KADRIC, Denis (2600) 0.0
GM RAZNIKOV, Danny (2577) 1.0
GM HERNANDEZ, Holden (2578) 2.0
GM BERCZES, David (2584) 1.5
GM POPILSKI, Gil (2648) 0.0
GM ARRIBAS LOPEZ, Angel (2562) 0.0


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