The 2012 SPICE Cup Invitational (expected to be FIDE category 17-18) will take place from October 12 - 21 in the St. Louis area. Five of the six player double round robin field have been confirmed:
- GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) - defending champion
- GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
- GM Csaba Balogh (Hungary)
- GM Wesley So (Philippines)
- GM Georg Meier (Germany)
- 1 more player to be announced soon
In addition to the prestigious invitational, there will be a very strong open tournament.
$10,000 Webster University SPICE Cup Open
October 16-20, 2012
St. Louis, Missouri
Prizes: $10,000 guaranteed ($4,000 - $2,000 - $1,500 - $1,000 - $500 - $250; Under 2400 FIDE $500 - $250)
Entry fee: $100 to non GM / IM, which will be fully refunded at the conclusion of the tournament if the player completes all 9 rounds (to discourage withdrawal and byes).
Limited free double occupancy accommodations available for GMs if registered by September 15, 2012 (must complete all 9 rounds)
Playing Venue: Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel 7730 Bonhomme Avenue St. Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport) - $89/night chess rate
(Be sure to use the code SPICECup to receive this special rate, FREE parking, FREE Internet, and discount breakfast vouchers.)
Format: 9 round Swiss (FIDE and USCF rated), IM, GM, WIM, WGM norm opportunities
Schedule: October 16-19 @ 10 am & 4 pm, October 20 @ 10 am
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment starting at move 1.
Registration: Open to the first forty (40) 2300+ FIDE rated players / maximum 40 players. Registration will be closed by September 17, 2012.
Organizer reserves the right to make a few exceptions.
Check or money order payable to: Webster University
(Attention: SPICE - Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence)
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119-3141
Please include your name, contact info, FIDE ID and rating, etc.
For questions, email SusanPolgar@aol.com
Registered titled players so far:
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