Chess team hires new coach

Chess team hires new coach

Since the start of February, the UTD chess team has been working with its new head coach after the retirement of long-time coach Rade Milovanovic. Julio Sadorra, a UTD alumnus who graduated in 2013 with a degree in business administration, assumed coaching responsibilities on Feb. 4. While at UTD, Sadorra...

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Long-time chess team coach set to retire

Long-time chess team coach set to retire

After 20 years with the UTD chess team, coach Rade Milovanovic is retiring. Before the season began in the fall of 2018, Milovanovic notified the team he would be retiring to spend more time with his family. Milovanovic started working with the UTD chess program in 1999, shortly after immigrating...

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Chess team falls short

Chess team falls short

After performing well at the past few competitions, the UTD chess team failed to qualify for the finals at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. The annual competition occurred from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, and this year, 58 teams from 38 schools competed in the national tournament. Of the...

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Chess program experiences rapid growth

Chess program experiences rapid growth

Throughout its 21 years, the UTD chess program has evolved through improving recruitment processes to keep up with the increasing competitiveness in the American collegiate chess scene. Just last month, the chess team defeated Texas Tech and UT Rio Grande Valley to place first in Texas. The program has also...

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Queens of Chess

Queens of Chess

Coach Rade Milovanovic started working with the UTD Chess team in 1999, when there were only two players on the team carrying the highest title competitive chess has to offer — Grandmaster. Now, 18 years later, there are triple that number on the team as the program grows and increasingly...

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Master of the game

Master of the game

Chess grandmaster wins final match of U.S. Open tournament with lightning speed in five minutes In the final tiebreaker of the 2014 U.S. Open chess tournament, the two opponents concentrated, sizing each other up and determining their winning strategies. Ignoring the audience sitting all around the match area, they began...

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Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Grandmaster Julio Sadorra sat across the board from Webster University’s Fidel Corrales of Cuba in the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University waiting to land the upper hook in the final round. That opportunity came after he carefully positioned himself to take Fidel’s pawn with his bishop, a move that put...

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