Tuesday, September 09, 2008

SPICE Cup Festival

• Sept. 19-28 daily (except Sept. 23, which is a rest day): SPICE Cup International

• Sept. 20: SPICE Cup Scholastic Open (Grade K-12)

• Sept. 27-28: SPICE Cup Open Grand Prix
Two sections: Grand Prix and Amateurs (for players rated under 1000)

• Sept. 27-28: Texas State Women's Open Championship
Open Tournament for women across the U.S. and worldwide

Details for all of these tournaments are also available on the SPICE Web site, www.SPICE.ttu.edu.

The upcoming SPICE Cup Festival will take place from September 19-28 at Texas Tech University (Student Union Building) in Lubbock, Texas.

In addition to having the games broadcast LIVE on MonRoi, ICC and other sources, we will also try to show LIVE video feeds and taped video interviews.

Here are the players of the SPICE Cup Invitational:

USA - GM Onischuk, Alexander 2741 USCF / 2670 FIDE
IND - GM Pentala, Harikrishna 2724 USCF 2668 FIDE
GER - GM Kritz, Leonid 2647 USCF / 2610 FIDE
USA - GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2656 USCF / 2610 FIDE
USA - GM Kaidanov, Gregory 2678 USCF / 2605 FIDE
USA - GM Becerra, Julio 2647 USCF / 2598 FIDE
ISR - GM Mikhalevski, Victor 2680 USCF / 2592 FIDE
POL - GM Miton, Kamil 2702 USCF / 2580 FIDE
ISL - GM Stefansson, Hannes 2598 USCF / 2566 FIDE
USA - GM Perelshteyn, Eugene 2591 USCF / 2555 FIDE (Defending Champion)

Average FIDE: 2605.5 (Category 15)
Average USCF: 2666.5

This will make the 2008 SPICE Cup the highest rated 10 person International RR event in U.S. history.
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Anonymous said...

I hope you can invite Wesley So and Negi next year.

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't I invited?

Anonymous said...

Because you're a troll.

Paul Serrano said...

Gee, you provide sets and boards, even for the Open. That's a luxury here.

Robert Beatty said...

I don't see your tournament listed at chess vibes web site.