Drexel Places 2nd at National Chess Congress

chess congress plaque


On Thanksgiving weekend, nine players from the Drexel Chess Club competed in the 46th Annual National Chess Congress. Though the competition was fierce, the club finished second among student and alumni teams with a score of 19 points, led by Connor’s score of 5.5/6, which won first place in the U1200 section.

In addition, Brian and Nathania tied for second in the mixed doubles. Brian scored 5/6 in the U1400 section, while Nathania scored 4/6 in the U1200 section, for a combined score of 9.

Finally, Brian, Kayode, Josh, and Kent participated in the blitz tournament on Saturday night. Brian won the prize for best Unrated player with a score of 4, and Josh scored 4 points as well.

Overall, the entire team performed admirably, and represented the club and university well. All team members, along with section and score, are in the table below:

Player Score Section
Angelo Dellomargio 4.0 U1800
Zhouhai Liu 2.5 U1800
Joshua Cohen 4.0 U1600
Brian Romero 5.0 U1400
Kayode Olowu 4.5 U1400
Connor Smutny 5.5 U1200
Nathania Hofstetter 4.0 U1200
Mario Arnone 2.0 U1200
Paul Milano 2.0 U1200

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