By Jennifer Shahade
December 29, 2006
Three rounds into the Pan American Championships (Dec.26-30,Washington, D.C) heavy favorites University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and University of Maryland Baltimore Country (UMBC) are leading. In a crucial Round 4 face off between UTD B and UMBC, the first blood was drawn by UTD, with Jacek Stopa scoring against Andrew Hubbard.
Hubbard reached a balanced endgame after queens were traded on e3, but White won easily after the misguided 16...g5 pawn sacrifice.
Go to monroi.com for pgn files of previous rounds and live games.
Also check out the USCF Press Release. (December 28)
Standings After Round 3
1-3-University of Texas at Dallas "A", University of Baltimore County and University of Texas at Dallas "B"- 3.0
4-11- Miami Dade A, Duke, Univ. Catolica del Preu, Univ of Tor. A, Yale A, Florida Atlantic, Harvard and Univ of South Carolina- 2.0