Webster University Chess Team

No. 1 Ranked Division I Collegiate Chess Team in the U.S.

 

Le Quang Liem

GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam)
World Blitz Champion
National Champion
Olympian
World Cup Participant

Nickname: Liem
Major(s)/Minor(s): finance
Status: junior
Hobbies: watching movies & shows
Favorite Sport: badminton and swimming
Born in: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ray Robson

GM Ray Robson (USA)
National Champion
Olympian
World Cup Participant

Nickname: Ray
Major(s)/Minor(s): international studies
Status: junior
Hobbies: tennis
Favorite Sport: tennis
Born in: Guam, USA

Illia Nyzhnyk

GM Illia Nyzhnyk (Ukraine)
National Champion
European Champion

Nickname: Illia
Major(s)/Minor(s): mathematics/computer science
Status: sophomore
Hobbies: watching movies and playing with friends
Favorite Sport: table tennis and billiards
Born in: Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Vasif Durarbayli

GM Vasif Durarbayli (Azerbaijan)
World Youth Champion
National Champion
Olympian
World Cup Participant

Nickname: Vasif
Major(s)/Minor(s): economics
Status: sophomore
Hobbies: dance and reading
Favorite Sport: soccer, basketball and CrossFit
Born in: Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

Aleksandr Shimanov

GM Aleksandr Shimanov (Russia)
National Champion
World Cup Participant

Nickname: Shima
Major(s)/Minor(s): MBA
Status: graduate
Hobbies: Poker
Favorite Sport: ice hockey
Born in: St. Petersburg, Russia

Fidel Corrales

GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez (Cuba)
National Champion
Olympian

Nickname: Fide
Major(s)/Minor(s): computer science
Status: senior
Hobbies: playing sports
Favorite Sport: basketball and baseball
Born in: Pina del Rio, Cuba

Manuel Leon Hoyos

GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (Mexico)
National Champion
Olympian

Nickname: Manu
Major(s)/Minor(s): economics/international relations
Status: senior
Hobbies: traveling and reading
Favorite Sport: soccer
Born in: Merida, Mexico

Ashwin Jayaram

GM Ashwin Jayaram (India)
National Champion

Nickname: Ashwin
Major(s)/Minor(s): finance
Status: graduate
Hobbies: movies and reading
Favorite Sport: soccer
Born in: Aluva, India

 

Denes Boros

GM Denes Boros (Hungary)
National Champion

Nickname: Dennis
Major(s)/Minor(s): counseling/psychology
Status: graduate
Hobbies: playing the guitar, music and tennis
Favorite Sport: tennis and gym
Born in: Budapest, Hungary

Eric Rosen

IM Eric Rosen (USA)
National Champion
Final Four participant

Nickname: Eric
Major(s)/Minor(s): computer science/web development
Status: junior
Hobbies: photography
Favorite Sport: tennis
Born in: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Irene Sukandar

IM Irene Sukandar (Indonesia)
National Champion
Olympiad Silver Medalist
World Championship Participant (F)

Nickname: Irene
Major(s)/Minor(s): international relations
Status: graduate
Hobbies: traveling
Favorite Sport: table tennis
Born in: Jakarta, Indonesia

Jake Banawa

FM Jouaquin Carlos Banawa (Philippines)
National Champion

Nickname: Jake
Major(s)/Minor(s): forensic accounting
Status: graduate
Hobbies: CrossFit
Favorite Sport: CrossFit
Born in: Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Anna Sharevich

WGM Anna Sharevich (Belarus)
National Champion
Olympian (F)

Nickname: Anna
Major(s)/Minor(s): finance
Status: graduate
Hobbies: work, reading, traveling, meeting friends
Favorite Sport: hockey, tennis, football, soccer
Born in: Brest, Belarus

Katerina Nemcova

WGM Katerina Nemcova (Czech Republic)
National Champion
Olympian (F)

Nickname: Kacka (Kashka)
Major(s)/Minor(s): MA in public relations
Status: graduate
Hobbies: reading, movies
Favorite Sport: ice hockey and basketball
Born in: Prague, Czech Republic

Shawn Swindell

Shawn Swindell (USA)
National Champion

Nickname: Shawn
Major(s)/Minor(s): political science/economics
Status: freshman
Hobbies: forensics and debate
Favorite Sport: basketball
Born in: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luisa Mercado

WFM Luisa Mercado (Colombia)
National Champion (F)

Nickname: Luisa
Major(s)/Minor(s): biological sciences
Status: sophomore
Hobbies: watching movies
Favorite Sport: basketball
Born in: Cartagena, Colombia

Mara Kamphorst

Maraani Kamphorst (Brazil)
National Champion (F)

Nickname: Mara
Major(s)/Minor(s): MA in international business
Status: graduate
Hobbies: reading
Favorite Sport: soccer
Born in: São Carlos - SC, Brazil

Paul Truong

Paul M. Truong (USA)
National Champion

Nickname: PJ
Major(s)/Minor(s): biology
Status: senior
Hobbies: League of Legends
Favorite Sport: basketball
Born in: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Tori Whatley

Tori Whatley (USA)
State Champion

(F)Nickname: Tori
Major(s)/Minor(s): graphic design
Status: sophomore
Hobbies: drawing and image editing
Favorite Sport: basketball
Born in: North Augusta, South Carolina, USA

Reggie Jackson

Reginald Jackson (USA)

Nickname: Reggie
Major(s)/Minor(s): speech communications
Status: junior
Hobbies: helping others build confidence in their dreams
Favorite Sport: basketball
Born in: Chicago, Illinois, USA