Susan Polgar’s Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) headed to New York March 31 to compete for the team’s sixth consecutive Final Four Championship and fourth consecutive championship as Webster’s chess team.
The team consisted of Grand Masters Liem Le, Ray Robson, Illya Nyzhnyk, Aleksandr Shimanov, Vasif Durarbayli and Fidel Corrales Jimenez.
Webster University – 8.5
University of Texas Rio Grande – 7.5
Texas Tech – 5.5
Columbia University – 2.5
SPICE qualified for the final four after tying for first place in the PanAm Intercollegiate Chess Championship in December.
By Kavahn Mansouri