Webster Chess Retains #1 College Ranking Heading into Pan-Am Championship

| November 30, 2012
2012 SPICE Cup Invitational

Webster’s Wesley So is the #4 under-21 chess player in the world.

Webster University’s chess team has retained the top collegiate ranking in the nation heading into the 2012 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, which will take place Dec. 27-30 at Princeton University.

The 2012 FIDE (World Chess Federation) rating list is the final ranking and assures Webster the #1 seed in the national championship.

Here are Webster’s grandmasters and their latest ratings:

1. Wesley So (2682 / Philippines) – #1 in the Philippines and #4 under-21 player in the world
2. Georg Meir (2645 / Germany) – #4 in Germany
3. Fidel Corrales Jimenez (2617 / Cuba) – #3 in Cuba
4. Ray Robson (2615 / USA) – #8 in the US and #14 under-21 player in the world
5. Manuel Leon Hoyos (2599 / Mexico) #1 in Mexico and reigning US Open Champion
6. Anatoly Bykhovsky (2513 / Israel) #21 in Israel
7. Denes Boros (2506 / Hungary) #26 in Hungary
8. Andre Diamant (2482 / Brazil) #11 in Brazil

Webster University has been ranked as the #1 team in both national and international ranking since August 2012 when the chess team was officially formed. Previously, no university in the history of college chess had ever been ranked #1 in its first year of competition.

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