Twelve Denton High School chess players, sponsor Fred Mueller, and volunteer chess coach Alexey Root visited the opening ceremony Fall 2012 UTD GM Invitational. The games are available, live, at MonRoi. The tournament runs from November 16-20 and Alexey Root will cover it for Chess Lifemagazine.

The most spectacular part of the opening ceremony was the two game, two-minute match between Alexander Onischuk and Valentin Yotov. Onischuk won the Richardson Cup, winning both games. Speeches were made by Richardson Mayor Pro Tem Laura Maczka and John Jacobs, Sr. the Vice President of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. After a stop for dinner, the Denton High School chess group continued to Dallas Chess Club where most of the students participated in the Friday night four-round tournament.