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University of Texas at Dallas vs University of Belgrade [7.5-8.5]


The Match. U.T.DALLAS vs. BELGRADE [7.5-8.5]

The October 20 intercollegiate battle between the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Belgrade ended in a 8.5-7.5 victory for the Serbians. UTD Chess director James Stallings congratulates the Belgrade team, but notes that preparations are already in place for a rematch next year. "The battle for the transatlantic cup will continue!", he says. The 16 board match was filled with brilliant fireworks, including a dazzling win by Texas State Champion Drasko Boskovic.

Match was played at 1:00 p.m. (2:00 pm EDT), October 20, 2006. in the Davidson Auditorium of the UTD School of Management. Open to the public. The time control was 40 minutes per player + 5 seconds incremental time per each move.

U.T.DALLAS BOARD 1 [Won PANCHANATHAN] BELGRADE
M-Panchanathan
MAGESH
PANCHANATHAN

2500
Grandmaster
Major:
Computer Science
M-Panchanathan
BOJAN
VUCKOVIC

2544
Grandmaster
Major:
Mathematics
Vuckovic-BEL
Vuckovic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 2 [Won JEREMIC] BELGRADE
A-Ramirez
ALEJANDRO
RAMIREZ
ALVAREZ

2485
Grandmaster
Major:
Arts & Technology
A-Ramirez
VELJKO
JEREMIC


2533
Grandmaster
Major: Organizational
Sciences
Jeremic-BEL
Jeremic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 3 [Won PAVLOVIC] BELGRADE
Jacek-Stopa
JACEK
STOPA

2470
International Master
Major:
Crime and Justice
Jacek-Stopa
MILOS
PAVLOVIC

2440
FIDE Master
Major:
Biology
Pavlovic-BEL
Pavlovic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 4 [Draw] BELGRADE
Marko-Zivanic
MARKO
ZIVANIC

2464
International Master
Major:
Computer Science
Marko-Zivanic
ALEKSANDAR
DANILOVIC

2406
International Master
Major:
Mathematics
Danilovic-BEL
Danilovic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 5 [Won BOSKOVIC] BELGRADE
Drasko-Boskovic
DRASKO
BOSKOVIC

2444
International Master
Major:
Business
Administration
Drasko-Boskovic
VLADIMIR
PODINIC

2403
FIDE Master

Major:
Mathematicss
Podinic-BEL
Podinic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 6 [Draw] BELGRADE
D-Kuljasevic
DAVORIN
KULJASEVI
C
2419
International Master
Major:
Business
Administration
D-Kuljasevic
DUSKO
PRELEVIC

2320
FIDE Master

Major:
Philosophy
Prelevic-BEL
Prelevic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 7 [Won HEDJESI] BELGRADE
Amon-Simutowe
AMON
SIMUTOWE

2417
International Master
Major:
Economics and Finance
Amon-Simutowe
BALIND NAD
HEDJESI

2351
National Candidate
Master
Major: Chess Training
Hedjesi-BEL
Hedjesi-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 8 [Draw] BELGRADE
J-Bartholomew
JOHN
BARTHOLOMEW

2406
International Master
Major:
Business
Administration
J-Bartholomew
IVAN
RADIVOJEVIC

2316
National Candidate
Master

Major: Mathematics
Radivojevic-BEL
Radivojevic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 9 [Won SHNEIDER] BELGRADE
Igor-Shneider
IGOR SHNEIDER
2367
FIDE Master

Major:
Finance
Igor-Shneider
IVAN MARTIC
2325
National Candidate
Master
Major: German
Language
Martic-BEL
Martic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 10 [Won KIEWRA] BELGRADE
Keaton-Kiewra
KEATON KIEWRA
2267
National Master
Major:
Psychology
Keaton-Kiewra
VASO BLESIC
2289
National Candidate
Master
Major: Pharmacy
Blesic-BEL
Blesic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 11 [Won VRBLJANIC] BELGRADE
Alexander-Chua
ALEXANDER
CHUA

2227
National Master

Major:
Computer Science
Alexander-Chua
ALEKSANDAR
VRBLJANIC

2251
National Candidate
Master
Major: Theological
Studies
Vrbljanic-BEL
Vrbljanic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 12 [Won STRBAC] BELGRADE
C-Toolin
CHRISTOPHER
TOOLI
N
2219
National Master
Major:
Business
Administration
C-Toolin
MLADEN
STRBAC

2290
National Candidate
Master

Major: Mathematic
Strbac-BEL
Strbac-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 13 [Draw] BELGRADE
Y-Gogte
YOSHODHAN
GOGTE

2189
Expert

Major:
Telecommunications
Engineering
Y-Gogte
MILOS
SIBINOVIC

2195
National Candidate
Master
Major:
Applied Art And
Design
Sibinovic-BEL
Sibinovic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 14 [Won MILISITS] BELGRADE
Ryan-Milisits
RYAN MILISITS
2181
Expert

Major: Finance

Ryan-Milisits
MILAN MITIC
Unrated
National Candidate
Master
Major: Chemical
Engineering
Mitic-BEL
Mitic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 15 [Won DRLJEVIC] BELGRADE
Lilia-Doibani
LILIA DOIBANI
2178
Women’s FIDE Master
Major:
Business
Administration
Lilia-Doibani
LJILJA DRLJEVIC
2199
Women's FIDE Master
Major:

Art History
Drljevic-BEL
Drljevic-BEL
U.T.DALLAS BOARD 16 [Draw] BELGRADE
Nelson-Lopez
NELSON
LOPE
Z
2144
Expert
Major:
Computer Science
Nelson-Lopez
MARIJA
STOJANOVIC

2185
Women's FIDE Master
Major: Mechanical
Engineering
Stojanovic-BEL
Stojanovic-BEL

Photo gallery

Special notes: Team Captain and highest rated UTD team member, Dmitri Shneider was in Washington, D.C., this semester since he had been awarded the highly prestigious Archer Fellowship.Match begins at 1:00 p.m. (2:00 pm EDT), October 20, 2006. in the Davidson Auditorium of the UTD School of Management.

These pictures were all taken by Tiffany Ornelas from UTD.

Nelson-Lopez
Postmortems with Davorin, Lopez, Gogte, and Chua [Photo: Tiffany Ornelas from UTD]

Nelson-Lopez
FM Jacobs GM Annakov VIP Room Commentary [Photo: Tiffany Ornelas from UTD]

Nelson-Lopez
The Battlefront With 16 UTD Team Members [Photo: Tiffany Ornelas from UTD]

Welcome from the USCF

VII Dos Hermanas por Internet 2006Dear Fellow Chess Enthusiasts:

On behalf of the United States Chess Federation, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the UTD vs. Belgrade Distance Chess Match. This is an historic event that shows the power of combining the prowess of the aged old game that we love with the advances of modern technology to bring together these competitors across an ocean. Not only is this a very strong chess competition, but it also represents the ability of chess to reach across cultures and the ability of technology to shrink the world.

Chess has had a significant impact in my life. Long ago a volunteer gave his time to go to each school in the system where I grew up, and he taught all of the children how to play chess. Through that opportunity, I got the chance to travel across the country, far beyond the confines of my rural, small-town heritage. This gave me the resume and the confidence to apply to the colleges that I most wanted to attend, including Yale and MIT. It prepared me to move a thousand miles from home at the age of eighteen. It truly set the course for my life in many ways and for that I will be forever indebted to chess. To all of the many individuals that work with children or help to facilitate a children’s chess program, I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. You may never fully know all of the good that you have done, but rest assured that the impact of your efforts is powerful and appreciated.

There can be little argument against the positive impact of chess as a part of the educational process. Countries around the world are implementing it in the curriculum. There is an explosion of chess in the schools here in the United States. These are exciting times to be involved in chess and I would like to applaud the efforts of UTD and in particular, Dr. Tim Redman, Dr. Alexey Root and Mr. Jim Stallings, for all of their efforts with the promotion of college chess and chess in education.

Now let the games begin!

Sincerely,

uscfBill Hall
Executive Director
United States Chess Federation



Welcome from the UTD

VII Dos Hermanas por Internet 2006Hello everyone,

This historic chess match represents a matching of wits of one of the youngest universities

in the State of Texas against the venerable 200 year-old University of Belgrade in Serbia. Although the teams are quite literally thousands of miles apart, their moves will flash back and forth at almost the speed of light over the Internet. About 60 years ago a similar high tech transatlantic match took place between the USA and the former Soviet Union. That 20-game radio match took 4 days to complete; times have changed. Unlike the former match, this one will be viewed by scholastic chess clubs around the United States and by players around the world in real time.

We are very pleased that you are able to join us for this great intercollegiate chess match. The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is fielding an extremely strong 16-board chess team. Almost every single team member has a master ranking.

The makeup of our chess team highlights UTD’s ability to attract strong scholar players from around the globe. As you look inside at the biographical information on the team, you will see team members not from the State of Texas and the United States. Indeed, you will see that we have top chess player scholars members from 7 other countries from Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Offering undergraduate students the opportunity to compete in intellectual competitions as part of their undergraduate experience makes UTD attractive to these very capable undergraduate students.

The Office of Undergraduate Education sponsors intellectual programs, such as the Chess Program with its international, national, and state tournaments and matches. These programs enhance the reputation of the university and are reflective of the intellectual environment at UTD. They also emphasize the role of intellectual endeavors as a part of the life of an educated individual.

It should be great fun to watch some of our scientists, engineers, and business leaders of tomorrow take time out to play the ancient game in today’s high tech venue. Later they return to their classes. This educational development of graduates is part of what UTD does for “Creating the Future.”

Regards,

Jim Stallings
Director, Chess Program
The University of Texas at Dallas

 

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