Members of the UTRGV Men’s Soccer Team play a chess game against the UTRGV Chess Team last Friday on the Brownsville campus. Men’s Head Coach Paul Leese wanted the team to learn successful strategic thinking in the game of chess and use that knowledge on the field. MICHELLE ESPINOZA/THE RIDER PHOTOS
Grandmaster Vladimir Belous (sitting left) plays a one-minute game against Grandmaster Carlos Hevia to demonstrate strategic thinking in chess to the UTRGV Men’s Soccer Team last Friday on the Brownsville campus. UTRGV Chess Coach Bartek Macieja also showed the soccer team the basic rules in chess. Grandmaster Andrey Stukopin (standing left) looks on during the game.
Vaquero goalie Esa Aalto (left) plans his next move against the chess team last Friday on the Brownsville campus.