UT Dallas Chess Player to Compete in US Junior Closed Tourney
Andrei Zaremba Among Top 10 Under-21 Players at Tulsa Event
Andrei Zaremba, a sophomore at The University of Texas at Dallas and a member of the university’s top-ranked collegiate chess team, has qualified to play in the prestigious U.S. Junior Closed chess tournament, to be held beginning tomorrow in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The field is composed of the top 10 players in the United States under the age of 21.
The winner of the tournament will be seeded in both the U.S. Chess Championship and the World Under-20 Championship later this year.
“The tournament will be intense, but I am eagerly anticipating the challenge,” Zaremba said.
Zaremba is a World Chess Federation Master who has represented the U.S. five times in the World Youth Championship, where he placed ninth twice. He is a two-time winner of the Denker Tournament, an annual competition among high school state chess champions from across the country.
Zaremba is an electrical engineering major at UT Dallas.
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