The "Other" Final Four

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The games are about to begin.
The players are deep in the zone, reviewing past games of their opponents, diagramming offensive and defensive moves, and submitting themselves to a grueling physical routine, all in preparation for this weekend’s Final Four tournament.
Don’t worry Connection listeners. We haven’t gone over to the dark side, we’re talking about the other Final Four Chess Fest 2002 which opens this weekend in Miami. This high stakes contest is like Revenge of the Nerds, only without the frat boys.
This year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Texas, Dallas expected to kick some major board butt while second tier schools like Harvard and Stanford are likely to end up taking their pawns and going home.


Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Alexey Root, associate director of chess program, University of Texas, Dallas

Eugene Perlstein, member of University of Maryland chess team.