The co-champions: GM Pentala, GM Kritz, and GM Akobian. I will add GM Onischuk's picture later.
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As I mentioned before, we are definitely shooting for at least category 16 or 17 next year, along with a B group, and a bigger and better SPICE Cup Open, Texas Women's Championship, and SPICE Scholastic Cup.
1-4 Pentala, Harikrishna g
Onischuk, Alexander g
Kritz, Leonid g GER 2610 5½
Akobian, Varuzhan g
5. Becerra, Julio g
6. Mikhalevski, Victor g ISR 2592 4½
8-9. Kaidanov, Gregory g
Miton, Kamil g POL 2580 3½
10. Stefansson, Hannes g ISL 2566 2½
For finishing first on tie-breaks, GM Pentala received a Swiss watch. GM Kaidanov also received a watch for winning the fighting chess award.