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Friday, June 13, 2014

US Chess Fed names Texas Tech Chess College of the Year, Alex Onischuk GM of the Year

Hello chess friends, some hess update from Lubbock where Texas Tech has been named Chess College of the Year! The United States Chess Federation has awarded Texas Tech Chess College of the Year and head chess coach Alex Onischuk as Grandmaster of the Year.

Al Lawrence, Tech’s chess program director, said this is the first time in history a school has been honored with both awards in the same year.

“In chess, winning Gradmaster of the Year is a bit like a journalist winning the Pulitzer,” he said. “Coach Alex had an incredible year competitively, while at the same time devoting his full time to Texas Tech’s team.”

The chess program received its designation for skillful playing and community outreach.

The team will receive its awards in August at the U.S. Open Chess Championship in Orlando, Florida.

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