$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 October 6th, 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

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com

(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 October 6, 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:
13 GMs, 14 IMs, 1 IM-elect, 21 foreigners, etc.

This event will be held alongside with the SPICE Cup Invitational (expected to be FIDE category 18 – 2683 average, which is the highest rated International RR tournament in US history!)

– GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – Former World Junior Champion & French Champion
– GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) – defending champion & #1 in Vietnam 
– GM Ding Liren (China) – 3-time & reigning champion of China, #3 junior in the world
– GM Csaba Balogh (Hungary)
– Member of the Hungarian National Team
– GM Wesley So (Philippines) – #1 in the Philippines & Webster University freshman
– GM Georg Meier (Germany) – European Team Champion & Webster University sophomore

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