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GM Marvelashvili #1:  GM Giorgi Margvelashvili


Home country: Georgia

Major: Financial Economics

Top 3 chess achievements:

    European Champion u14 in 2004,

    Winner of U.S. Masters 2012,

    2nd place in Georgian Championship in 2008

Hobbies: playing drums

Niclas Huschenbeth #2:  GM Niclas Huschenbeth

Home Country: Germany

Major: Psychology

Top 3 chess achievements:

    German Champion in 2010

    Winner of St. Pauli Open in 2010 and 2012

Hobbies: Basketball, Soccer, Studying
Nazi Paikidze #3:  IM Nazi Paikidze

Home country: Russia

Major:Double major in Economics & Psychology

Top 3 chess achievements:

    European Champion U16 girls,

    World Champion U16 girls,

    Winner of International Womens tournament - Moscow Open

Hobbies: Dancing, photography
Sabina Foisor #4:  WGM Sabina Foisor

Home country: Romania

graduate student

Major: Intercultural Communication and TESOL

Top 3 achievements:

    European Vice-champion U14 girls 2004

    Shared 5th place in the European Women’s Championship, Dresden 2007

    5th place with the US Women’s Team at the Olympiad in 2010

Hobbies: foreign languages, cooking

Alt:  NM Adithya Balasubramanian

Home country: India

Major: Chemical Engineering

Top 3 chess achievements

    2008 Virginia State Champion

    Tied 5th place, 2008 US Open

    3rd place, 2012 US Junior Open

Hobbies: table tennis, stock trading

GM Sam Palatnik GM Sam Palatnik, Coach
UMBC Chess Program
Dr. Alan Sherman Dr. Alan Sherman, Director
UMBC Chess Program