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News contact: Jenni Huffenberger, UTD, (972) 883-4431, [email protected]  10/22/03

UTD Student Wins Major Tournament in Budapest

Dmitri SchneiderRICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 22, 2003) - Dmitry Schneider, an 18-year-old freshman at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), won the “First Saturday” Grandmaster Tournament earlier this month in Budapest, Hungary.  Schneider lost only one game in the entire 11-day competition -- to the second place finisher, International Master (IM) Peter Horvath of Hungary -- and finished with a final score of 7 1/2 - 3 1/2.
Although he won the event, which ended on Oct. 15, Schneider, who currently holds an IM ranking, narrowly missed earning his second grandmaster norm (to achieve that he would have had to win by at least a score of 8–3). Three norms are required to attain grandmaster ranking.

The Budapest win was Schneider’s second first-place finish in an international competition.  Last summer, he won the Pan-American Junior Chess Championship held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he received his first grandmaster norm. Scheider is a winner of the prestigious Samford Fellowship, awarded each year to the most promising young player in the United States.

Schneider is a business administration major at UTD from New City, N. Y.


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