The UT Dallas Chess Team

Whether chess team members come from Lithuania or Zambia, India or Poland, they are united by the universal language of “checkmate.” The team represents a global community dedicated to chess excellence: Twenty-four Grandmasters (GMs) and International Masters (IMs) have played for UT Dallas since the program’s inception in 1996. Winning outright or tying for first place in 10 Pan American Intercollegiate Championships, the chess team is a considerable force in collegiate play.

The UT Dallas Chess Team is coached by International Master Rade Milovanovic, co-champion of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship. With consistent achievement and guidance from a knowledgeable staff, the chess team is the most-recognized competitive group on campus.

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Chess Team Player Bios

Alekhya Nandula

Alekhya Nandula

Status: Junior

Contact: Alekhya Nandula

Home State: California

Fide Rating/Title: 1694

USCF Rating: 1829

Major: Computer Science

Scholarship: Chess I

Alexander Velikanov

Alexander Velikanov

Status: Freshman

Contact: Alexander Velikanov

Home State: Wisconsin

Fide Rating/Title: 2370/FM

USCF Rating: 2440

Major: Undecided

Scholarship: Chess II

Angel Arribas Lopez

Angel Arribas Lopez

Status: Freshman

Contact: Angel Arribas Lopez

Home Country: Spain

Fide Rating/Title: 2534/GM

USCF Rating: 2595

Major: Software Engineering

Scholarship: Chess I

Christopher Gu

Christopher Gu

Status: Freshman

Contact: Christopher Gu

Home State: Rhode Island

Fide Rating/Title: 2317/FM

USCF Rating: 2436

Major: Computer Science

Scholarship: Chess II

Dani Raznikov

Dani Raznikov

Status: Sophomore

Contact: Dani Raznikov

Home Country: Israel

Fide Rating/Title: 2528/GM

USCF Rating: 2587

Major: Software Engineering

Scholarship: Chess I

David Berczes

David Berczes

Status: Senior

Contact: David Berczes

Home Country: Hungary

Fide Rating/Title: 2480/GM

USCF Rating: 2581

Major: Finance

Scholarship: Chess I

Denis Kadric

Denis Kadric

Status: Junior

Contact: Denis Kadric

Home Country: Bosnia Herzegovina

Fide Rating/Title: 2595/GM

USCF Rating: 2639

Major: Finance

Scholarship: Chess I

Eylon Nakar

Eylon Nakar

Status: Freshman

Contact: Eylon Nakar

Home Country: Israel

Fide Rating/Title: 2476/IM

USCF Rating: 2600

Major: Cognitive Science

Scholarship: Chess I

Gil Popilski

Gil Popilski

Status: Sophomore

Contact: Gil Popilski

Home Country: Israel

Fide Rating/Title: 2569/GM

USCF Rating: 2668

Major: Computer Science

Scholarship: Chess I

Holden Hernandez Carmenate

Holden Hernandez Carmenate

Status: Graduate Student

Contact: Holden Hernandez Carmenate

Home Country: Cuba

Fide Rating/Title: 2499/GM

USCF Rating: 2573

Major: Computer Science

Scholarship: Chess I

Jarod Pamatmat

Jarod Pamatmat

Status: Sophomore

Contact: Jarod Pamatmat

Home State: Texas

Fide Rating/Title: 2189/CM

USCF Rating: 2304

Major: Biology

Scholarship: Chess I

Kacper Drozdowski

Kacper Drozdowski

Status: Junior

Contact: Kacper Drozdowski

Home Country: Poland

Fide Rating/Title: 2503/IM

USCF Rating: 2569

Major: Information Technology and Systems

Scholarship: Chess I

Mariam Danelia

Mariam Danelia

Status: Senior

Contact: Mariam Danelia

Home Country: Georgia

Fide Rating/Title: 2272/WIM

USCF Rating: 2360

Major: Finance

Scholarship: Chess I

Prasanna Rao

Prasanna Rao

Status: Graduate Student

Contact: Prasanna Rao

Home Country: India

Fide Rating/Title: 2460/MM

USCF Rating: 2529

Major: Info Technology and MGT

Scholarship: Chess I

Titas Stremavicius

Titas Stremavicius

Status: Freshman

Contact: Titas Stremavicius

Home Country: Lithuania

Fide Rating/Title: 2477/IM

USCF Rating: 2440

Major: Finance

Scholarship: Chess I

Utkarsh Kaniyar

Utkarsh Kaniyar

Status: Freshman

Contact: Utkarsh Kaniyar

Home State: Texas

Fide Rating/Title: 1517

USCF Rating: 1897

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Scholarship: Chess II

Zurabi Javakhadze

Zurabi Javakhadze

Status: Sophomore

Contact: Zurabi Javakhadze

Home Country: Georgia

Fide Rating/Title: 2464/IM

USCF Rating: 2556

Major: Arts and Technology

Scholarship: Chess I