2009 World Chess Live Tournament of College Champions
By Joan DuBois   
August 17, 2009
Official Press Release
August 17, 2009
Joan DuBois, jdubois@uschess.org


Texas Tech’s IM Gergely Antal triumphs to take 1st place in the Open; UT Brownsville has 2 section winners (again)!


(Crossville, TN) IM Gergely Antal of Texas Tech proved equal to the challenges of four other IMs to claim the first place title at World Chess Live Tournament of College Champions. How formidable were these top college men? Of the four IMs, who played in the concurrent U.S. Open, they finished 2nd, 13th, 14th, and 18th out of 456 entries! Winning the Open section is no small feat.

UT Brownsville for the second year in a row had two section winners: Arturo Gracia, Jr (U2100) and Russell Trevino (U1700).  13 colleges were represented at the tournament.

This U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), national championship six-round event is played concurrently with the US Open Chess Championship, which moves from one location to another each year. This year all events were held at the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana. The USCF College Chess Committee greatly appreciates the sponsorship of the online chess service World Chess Live worldchesslive.com. Final standings. Also review some games, coverage by Jennifer Shahade, CL Online. Final crosstable.

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founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.