Tag: Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Finishes with Co-Champs from New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Finishes with Co-Champs from New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational chess tournament, held July 10-15 at Webster University, wrapped up on Tuesday, July 15, in an unprecedented three-way tie. The co-champions include top-seeded Kimberly Ding of New Jersey, Natasha Morales Santos of Puerto Rico and Neeshmy Nunez Gonzales of Costa Rica. Ultimately, rules of FIDE, the International Chess […]

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In the News: Akande on Nigerian Kidnappings; Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Featured; Rishe on LeBron James

In the News: Akande on Nigerian Kidnappings; Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Featured; Rishe on LeBron James

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Akande on Impact of Nigerian Kidnappings Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, has been following the situation in his native country of Nigeria, where over 200 schoolgirls and women have been abducted and have yet to be located. […]

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11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fifty-six girls from across the U.S. and six countries – including Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada – arrived July 10 at Webster University’s home campus to compete in the 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament. The six-day event is considered the most prestigious all-girls chess event in the […]

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In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Public Radio: Polgar Leads Role Models for St. Louis Girls Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar‘s latest accomplishments were featured as the lead in a St. Louis Public Radio article, “On Chess, Role Models Abound for St. Louis Girls.” The article discusses the growing opportunities […]

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Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week was a busy — yet intentionally “quiet” — one at Webster University Geneva’s campus. The campus was host for the first of three prestigious events this summer in the “Chess for Girls” series, where Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar is conducting weeklong training capped by tournaments among the world’s top young female […]

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Polgar Named Top Chess Trainer in the World

Polgar Named Top Chess Trainer in the World

| June 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Susan Polgar was named the top chess trainer in the world by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, it was announced last week. Polgar, who is the chess coach at Webster University, was awarded the Furman Symeon medal, which is given annually to the best coach who works with both male and female players. Polgar is […]

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Webster University Chess Team Co-Hosts Webster Groves’ First District-wide Tournament

Webster University Chess Team Co-Hosts Webster Groves’ First District-wide Tournament

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first time in the Webster Groves School District’s history, the K-6 schools held a district-wide chess tournament on Saturday, May 3. More than 50 students from seven of Webster Groves’ eight elementary schools competed. Members of Webster University’s SPICE chess program officiated and co-sponsored the tournament. At the end of the tournament, students […]

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Two-Time Champs! Webster Chess team wins President’s Cup, ‘Final Four of Chess’

Two-Time Champs! Webster Chess team wins President’s Cup, ‘Final Four of Chess’

| April 7, 2014 | 5 Comments

After a weekend in New York City, Webster University chess team members returned to St. Louis with some impressive hardware: their second consecutive President’s Cup, known as the “Final Four of College Chess.” To take home the 2014 national title, the chess Gorloks completed a weekend sweep by defeating Texas Tech University in the third […]

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In the News: Stroble as Missouri Workforce Leader; Polgar in Times of India; Bunch Coach of Year; Rishe on Tiger Woods

In the News: Stroble as Missouri Workforce Leader; Polgar in Times of India; Bunch Coach of Year; Rishe on Tiger Woods

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Missouri Highlights Stroble as Leader for Women in Workforce In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Missouri Department of Economic Development is recognizing the strides women have made in the workplace over the years. Over the past 10 years, there have been several traditionally male-dominated […]

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In the News: Polgar Girls’ Invitational alum; Harrison on 35mm film; Rishe on NCAA union ruling, Final Four

In the News: Polgar Girls’ Invitational alum; Harrison on 35mm film; Rishe on NCAA union ruling, Final Four

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Girls’ Invitational Alum on Polgar, Webster South Carolina’s Edgefield Daily featured a promising young chess champion who is a veteran of the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational tournament, discussing Polgar’s influence and her own sights set on attending Webster: “Susan is always telling us to be […]

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