Chess Team Wraps Season at Final Four Tournament

Editors’ Note: This feature appears as it was published in the spring 2017 edition of UT Dallas Magazine. Titles or faculty members listed may have changed since that time.


The chess team traveled to New York City in April for its 15th appearance at the President’s Cup competition, considered the Final Four of collegiate chess. UT Dallas finished fourth behind Webster, Texas Tech and St. Louis universities.

“As expected, it was a very tough tournament,” chess coach Rade Milovanovic said. “We were unlucky with our draw since our top two boards had to face significantly higher opponents with black pieces four out of six times. Our players fought hard; just the slimmest margin decided the final result.”

Pictured above in New York are (left to right) Dani Raznikov, Rade Milovanovic, Angel Arribas, Daniel Berczes, Holden Hernandez, Denis Kadric, Gil Popilski and Jim Stallings.