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UMBC Chess Club

International Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik won 25 games, lost 3, and drew 5 in simultaneous chess exhibition at UMBC, February 18, 1995.

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC):
An Honors University in Maryland

Winners of the
1996 Pan-American Chess Championships

World Champion Garry Kasparov at UMBC
May 17, 1997


The UMBC Chess Club provides all members of the UMBC Community an opportunity to meet and play chess in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The club offers weekly meetings, instruction, coaching sessions, tournaments, simultaneous exhibitions, exhibition matches, and other special events for players of all experience levels. In addition, the Club organizes team competitions against other Universities and helps youth improve their scholastic skills through chess.

UMBC Chess Club

Grandmaster Ilya J. Smirin (right) defeats Senior Master William ``the exterminator'' Morrison 3.5-0.5 in an exhibition chess match held June 21-22, 1996, at UMBC.
Last Modified: August 24, 1996,
Alan T. Sherman,