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Mizzou President Choi’s Blog - Applauding our Chess Team and supporters

Interim Dean Cooper Drury, Head Coach Cristian Chirila, Rex Sinquefield, President Choi and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield surrounded by members of the MU Chess Team.

On Tuesday, we marked the incredibly quick success of MU’s Chess Team and the global name it is making for itself.  Just three years in the making, our team has scored national and international wins under the leadership of head coach (and Grandmaster) Cristian Chirila. Several top-tier players from across the globe are now coming to MU to compete with this team.  We know there’s still more to do – including winning a national championship.

Thanks to the vision and collaboration of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, the Saint Louis Chess Club and MU’s College of Arts and Science, we have the team, leadership and support needed to grow and achieve excellence.


To read more on President Choi's Blog click here.