New Webster University Chess Team Captain Appointed

Webster University Grad Student GM Alex Shimanov has been appointed Chess Team Captain for the 2018-2019 season

Alex "Shima" Shimanov arrived joined the Webster University = SPICE Chess Team in August 2015. He is a member of 3 PanAm InterCollegiate Team Chess Championship Teams (2015, 2016, 2017). He is also a member of 2 College Chess Final Four Championship Teams (2016, 2017)

In 2017, he won the US G/60 Chess Championship with his teammate Ray Robson. His current chess ratings are 2626 FIDE and 2714 USCF.

Webster University 2018 - 2019 Chess Team (top 10 rated players)

Name - FIDE chess rating - USCF chess rating

Illia Nyzhnyk 2626 - 2734

Jorge Cori 2664 - 2724

Alex Shimanov 2626 - 2714

Vasif Durarbayli 2633 - 2712

Peter Prohaszka 2627 - 2682

Emilio Cordova 2609 - 2604

Josh Colas 2362 - 2452

Aaron Grabinsky 2356 - 2451

Justus Williams 2344 - 2451

Tom Polgar 2131 - 2221

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