• UMBC Chess team

    UMBC Chess Team

    The UMBC chess team has proven to be one of the winningest college chess teams in the last two decades. Most recently, the UMBC team came in second place on December 30 in the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, advancing to the 2012 President’s Cup, known as the “Final Four” of chess. The UMBC team, all on chess scholarships, is composed of students not only with exceptional chess skills but also with strong academic records.

  • Team UMBC

    Board Player USCF Rating FIDE Rating FIDE Title
    1 GM Leonid Kritz 2659 2611 Grand Master
    2 GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2577 2547 Grand Master
    3 IM Sasha Kaplan 2440 2405 International Master
    4 WGM Sabina Foisor 2417 2361 Woman Grand Master
    1st Alt NM Adithya Balasubramanian 2357 2233 -
    2nd Alt NM Ben Krause 2253 2209 -