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					The University of Texas at Dallas
               vs.
     University of Belgrade




       CHESS TEAM
                   November 6, 2009
             Opening ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
                 Match: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
            The University of Texas at Dallas
 Davidson Auditorium, School of Management Room 1.118
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                                                                   UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade

                                                                U.S. Chess Federation
                                                                P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557
                                                                Phone: 931-787-1234                           Greetings everyone:
           www.uschess.org                                      Fax: 931-787-1200
                                                                                                              Once again, there is great anticipation before the match as two very formidable collegiate chess
                                                                                                              teams with 2300+ FIDE ratings stand ready to compete for the fourth Transatlantic Cup. Gifted

  Welcome!                                                                                                    young men and women from Serbia and the State of Texas, while fighting hard, continue to
                                                                                                              display the highest levels of good sportsmanship and conduct.

  As the Executive Director of the United States Chess Federation, it is my sincere pleasure to
                                                                                                              The match with its unique 16-board format holds the interest of chess fans everywhere. Mayhem
  welcome all of you to the fourth installment of the international match between The University of
                                                                                                              and pandemonium will soon reign on many fields of battle. The enemy opponent miscalculates
  Texas at Dallas in the United States and the University of Belgrade in Serbia. Chess is a truly
  international language that is spoken and understood across all cultural and geographical bound-            and with the flick of a hand, a losing position suddenly morphs into the upper hand. A player
  aries, thus it is the perfect platform for the symbolic joining for this competition. Not only does         smashes through his opponent’s defenses, dispatching the enemy king to the not-so-happy hunt-
  this match represent a synergy of modern technology and intellectual competition, but also of               ing ground.
  diverse cultural and political heritages. Chess is an excellent tool we can use to bring the world
  together and focus on our commonalities, rather than our differences.                                       It has been said that a fundamental concern of scholarship is distinguishing good ideas from bad
                                                                                                              ideas. This is true across all branches of knowledge. The serious study and competitive play of
  The world has always and will always face difficult challenges. Chess is also an excellent academic         chess is supportive of this concept.
  tool to prepare the next generation with the intellectual tools to face those challenges. I applaud
  both of these fine institutions for all of their efforts to reach out to these young people and to          Our team mirrors the wide range of academic interests of the UT Dallas student body. As one
  each other via this important match. These efforts will have a lasting impact on the lives of these
                                                                                                              looks at the UT Dallas chess team roster, one sees majors in business administration, psychology,
  participants, and thus the world’s future as well.
                                                                                                              statistics, electrical engineering and molecular biology.
  As a chess player, I personally look forward to following this match and the future matches, and I
  appreciate the model for competition that has been formed here. Thank you, Jim Stallings and UT             The venue is high tech; the game chess is one of the oldest. Enjoy the match as our leaders of
  Dallas, for promoting this event and for establishing a model program for collegiate chess.                 tomorrow display their skill with both!

  To all, good luck and good chess!
                                                                                                                                       Best regards,
  Regards,

  Bill Hall
  Executive Director
                                                                                                                                       James A. Stallings
                                                                                                                                       Director, Chess Program
   www.uschess.org




 Tournament Director: Jon Haskel
 Match begins at 1 p.m., November 6, 2009. Open to the public.
 The Davison Auditorium of the UT Dallas School of Management.
 Time control is 40 minutes per player plus 5 seconds incremental time
 per move. The match will last about 1 1/2 hours total.

Special thanks go to the Internet Chess Club (ICC) for their time and effort to host this event and to
promote intercollegiate chess. Without their services and contribution, this match would not be possible.
To follow the match live, go to chessclub.com in advance and get a temporary account.



                                                                                 chess.utdallas.edu         chess.utdallas.edu
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                               UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade


                                                      University                                                           University
                                                      of Belgrade                                                          of Belgrade


  Jacek Stopa                               Nikola Nestrovic                  Daniel Ludwig                         Milos Lapcevic


                             Board 1                                                                      Board 3


  FIDE rating: 2496                             FIDE rating: 2412                FIDE rating: 2465                   FIDE rating: 2355
  International Master                          International Master             International Master                National Candidate Master
  Major: International Political Economy        Major: Education                 Major: Statistics                   Major: Mathematics




Julio C. Sadorra                           Balind Nadjhedjesi                 Puchen Wang                            Ivan Sarenac


                             Board 2                                                                      Board 4


  FIDE rating: 2468                          FIDE rating: 2454                  FIDE rating: 2450                    FIDE rating: 2353
  International Master                       National Master                    International Master                 National Candidate Master
  Major: Psychology                          Major: Business Administration     Major: Business Administration       Major: Law




                                                       chess.utdallas.edu     chess.utdallas.edu
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade


                                         University                                                            University
                                         of Belgrade                                                           of Belgrade


Salvijus Bercys                    Petar Krstic                Daniel Yeager                            Marija Rakic


                         Board 5                                                            Board 7


  FIDE rating: 2434                FIDE rating: 2333              FIDE rating: 2355                    FIDE rating: 2323
  International Master             National Candidate Master      FIDE Master                          Woman International Master
  Major: Finance                   Major: Law                     Major: Undecided                     Major: Economics




  John Bryant                      Vaso Blesic                  Tyler Hughes                          Aleksander Toth


                         Board 6                                                            Board 8


  FIDE rating: 2335                FIDE rating: 2454             FIDE rating: 2278                     FIDE rating: 2307
  National Master                  FIDE Master                   National Master                       National Candidate Master
  Major: Undecided                 Major: Pharmacy               Major: Molecular Biology              Major: Law




                                         chess.utdallas.edu    chess.utdallas.edu
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                         UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade


                                               University                                                                University
                                               of Belgrade                                                               of Belgrade


Tautvydas Vedrickas                    Dusan Bojovic                     Mihail Bantic                      Aleksander Vrbljanac


                            Board 9                                                                   Board 11


  FIDE rating: 2241                    FIDE rating: 2297                   FIDE rating: 2211                     FIDE rating: 2323
  National Master                      National Candidate Master           Master                                National Candidate Master
  Major: Finance                       Major: Mechanical Engineering       Major: Electrical Engineering         Major: Theological Studies




Chaitanya Vaidya                        Nenad Ravic                    Francisco Guadalupe                   Nemanja Cvetkovic


                            Board 10                                                                  Board 12


  FIDE rating: 2202                       FIDE rating: 2287               FIDE rating: 2204                      FIDE rating: 2251
  National Master                         Candidate Master                National Master                        National Candidate Master
  Major: Software Engineering             Major: Business & Finance       Major: Electrical Engineering          Major: Agriculture




                                                chess.utdallas.edu      chess.utdallas.edu
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                         UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade


                                                 University                                                                 University
                                                 of Belgrade                                                                of Belgrade


  Bayaraa Zorigt                      Malisa Aksentijevic               Yashodhan Gogte                             David Sarenac


                           Board 13                                                                  Board 15


  FIDE rating: 2205                     FIDE rating: 2273                  FIDE rating: 2170                          FIDE rating: 2201
  Woman FIDE Master                     National Candidate Master          Candidate Master                           National Candidate Master
  Major: Business Administration        Major: Mechanical Engineering      Major: Electrical Engineering              Major: Law




 Nelson Lopez                            Ljilja Drljevic                Karina Vazirova                          Marija R. Stojanovic


                           Board 14                                                                  Board 16


  FIDE rating: 2159                       FIDE rating: 2207               FIDE rating: 2196                           FIDE rating: 2172
  National Master                         Woman International Master      Woman International Master                  Woman FIDE Master
  Major: Software Engineering             Major: Art History              Major: Economics & Political Science        Major: Business & Finance




                                                  chess.utdallas.edu    chess.utdallas.edu
UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade




                      The Alternates
  Saheli Nath                      Artur Safin




  FIDE rating: 2098                FIDE rating: 2112
  Woman FIDE Master                Candidate Master
  Major: Economics                 Major: Applied Math



                                                                         About the UT Dallas
                                                                           Chess Program
                                                              What makes our chess program unique is that we offer something for everyone.

                                                              We offer chess opportunities for every interest and skill level through:

                                                              • The championship chess team
                                                              • The inclusive chess club
                                                              • Online “chess in education” courses for college credit
                                                              • Chess education outreach efforts, including children’s summer chess camps



                                         chess.utdallas.edu   chess.utdallas.edu
 UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade                                                                            UT Dallas vs. University of Belgrade

  Chess in Education Certificate
        UT Dallas Online
About Chess at The University of Texas at Dallas ...
Educators are constantly looking for ways to improve students’ concentration, raise test
scores and add variety to the classroom environment. One of the most powerful and
fun methods for accomplishing these goals is to take UT Dallas’ chess in the classroom
courses. Studies in K-12 classrooms have shown a correlation between chess instruction
and an increase in reading and other cognitive skills. At UT Dallas, we help educators
realize all that chess has to offer in the classroom environment. Whether by our top
rated chess team, chess club or online graduate and undergraduate classes, we provide
the tools teachers need to reach their goals.

The Chess in Education Certificate is an online course sequence of two
for-credit, three-hour undergraduate or graduate courses.

About Chess I ...
Chess I is designed for elementary teachers who wish to use chess examples to help
students understand concepts in reading, math and problem solving, and chess teachers
who wish to incorporate additional academic and humanistic curriculum goals.
Insructor: Dr. Alexey Root.
ED 4358: Chess I - Using Chess in Elementary Schools (undergraduate)
ED 5344: Chess I - Chess in the Elementary School Curriculum (graduate)

About Chess II ...
Chess II is designed in consideration of the cultural role of chess as a combination of
game, art, sport and science using the interdisciplinary methods of the arts and humani-
ties. This course also will explore practical resources available from local and national
chess organizations, foundations and associations for teachers introducing chess into
their classrooms. Instructor: Dr. Alexey Root.
ED 4359: Chess II - Using Institutional & Cultural Contexts of Chess (undergraduate)
ED 5345: Chess II- Using Institutional & Cultural Contexts of Chess (graduate)
  For more information, contact Debbie Buckner
  Phone: 972-883-2057 Email: dbuckner@utdallas.edu Website: chess.utdallas.edu/edu

                                                                  chess.utdallas.edu        chess.utdallas.edu
For more information about chess at UT Dallas, contact:

        Jim Stallings, Chess Program Director
            james.stallings@utdallas.edu
                  972-883-2898
           The University of Texas at Dallas
                   Chess Program
             800 W. Campbell Rd., MC35
              Richardson, TX 75080-3021
                  chess.utdallas.edu

				
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