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UMBC chess team advances to national championship

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed third out of 45 teams in a major tournament over the weekend.

The team advances to the President's Cup, dubbed the "final four of college chess."

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During the weekend's Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship in South Padre Island, Texas, the team from UMBC finished behind champion Webster University of Missouri and second-place University of Texas at Dallas.

The President's Cup will be held in April in New York City. UMBC finished second last year.

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