Sunday, December 29, 2013

Webster takes big match with Texas Tech; UT-Dallas also at 4-0

Photo courtesy of Sustina Jolie on Facebook

Webster University beat Texas Tech, 3-1, to advance to 4-0 with two rounds to go in the 2013 Pan American Intercollegiate chess championship. On board 1, Grandmasters Quang Liem Le and Yaroslav Zherebukh fought to a 55-move draw, as did GM Hedinn Steingrimsson and GM Georg Meier (in 57 moves) on board 2. But wins on the bottom two boards by GMs Wesley So and Ray Robson against GM Elshan Moradiabadi and IM Andrey Gorovets, repectively, turned the match in the defending champions' favor. The top four teams will advance to a separate tournament next Spring known as the Final Four of College Chess.

Round 5 pairings:

Watch the games live.

Games from Round 1 here.
Round 2 games with UT-T DGT Applet to play over the games, courtesy of Luis Salinas

Photo of playing hall at Overton Hotel in Lubbock Texas, courtesy of Texas Tech University chess program