Big changes for Webster University Final Four Championship team

by PT (Director of Marketing & PR for SPICE)

After Webster University won the third straight College Chess Final Four Championship by an overwhelming margin, major opportunities opened up for members of this historic team. Within 24 hours after bringing back to St. Louis the President’s Cup, a major fitness company located in Chicago made a serious 7 digit offer to the entire squad. The deal is supposed to be finalized within the next week or so.

It is expected to be a 3 year contract with the players’ option for the 4th year. Each member of the team will receive approximately 250,000 per year plus substantial bonuses to be the company’s official spokespersons.

“We are all very excited about this incredible opportunity to turn pro. We are all so much into chess and fitness. This is simply perfect!”, said GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez, a computer major junior. “My former teammate Wesley So made millions turning pro after being victorious at Millionaire Chess. Winning the Final Four for the 3rd consecutive time also opened new opportunities for other team members as well”, added GM Corrales.

Susan Polgar, head coach of the Webster University championship team, is very happy for her players. “We wish the entire team the best of luck. It is hard to fill the shoes of GMs Le, Robson, Nyzhnyk, Durarbayli, Corrales, and Diamant. But we will have new 2600+ freshmen coming in next year to try to go for a 4-peat.”

It is very exciting times for Webster chess. Stay tuned for further developments.

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