2000 Pressman All-America Chess Team

Two Nevada Chess Players Earn Spots

Congratulations to Philip Wang (age 16, rating 2323) of Reno and Patrick Hummel (age 15, rating 2455) of Las Vegas on qualifying for the 2000 Pressman All-America Chess Team sponsored by the Pressman Toy Corporation of New York, NY.

The complete text of the U.S. Chess Federation press release follows:


January 27, 2000
Contact: Sharon Brunetti (845) 562-8350
Press Release #7 of 2000

The U.S. Chess Federation has announced the names of the junior players who have qualified for the 2000 Pressman All-America Chess Team. The 27 players on this year’s team have met age and rating criteria that place them in the top one percent of more than 43,000 of their fellow scholastic members.

The Pressman Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y, sponsors the Pressman All-America Chess Team each year. This year marks the eighth consecutive year of corporate sponsorship for the annual team contest. Each team member will receive an official 2000 Pressman All-America Chess Team jacket, plus a special Certificate of Achievement.

Age 18 Minimum rating 2400
Marcel Martinez 2433 Hialeah, Florida

Age 17 Minimum rating 2300
Andrei Zaremba 2426 Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Sean Nagle 2341 Plymouth, Minnesota
Stanislav Ritvin 2331 Newtown, Pennsylvania

Age 16 Minimum rating 2250
Philip Wang 2323 Reno, Nevada
David C. John 2275 Houston, Texas
Noah Siegel 2257 New York, New York

Age 15 Minimum rating 2200
Patrick Hummel 2455 Las Vegas, Nevada
Jordy Mont-Reynaud 2376 Palo Alto, California
Vinay Bhat 2368 San Jose, California

Age 14 Minimum rating 2150
Dmitry Schneider 2460 Hastings on Hudson, New York
Daniel Fernandez 2290 Coconut Creek, Florida
Matthew Traldi 2288 Easton, Pennsylvania
Matthew Hoekstra 2247 Charlotte, North Carolina
A.J. Steigman 2197 Coral Springs, Florida
Samson Benen 2182 New York, New York

Age 13 Minimum rating 2100
Aaron Pixton 2138 Vestal, New York
Asuka Nakamura 2131 White Plains, New York
Daniel Rensch 2127 Payson, Arizona

Age 12 Minimum rating 2000
Joshua Friedel 2128 Goffstown, New Hampshire
Ruixin Yang 2016 Tallahassee, Florida

Age 11 Minimum rating 1875
Hikaru Nakamura 2289 White Plains, New York

Age 10 Minimum rating 1750
Noah Pang 1811 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Max Enkin 1791 Peabody, Massachusetts
Laura Ross 1764 Forest Hills, New York

Age 9 Minimum rating 1650
Noah Belcher 1877 Bloomingburg, New York
Teddy Coleman 1667 Scarsdale, New York