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2016 SPICE Cup

$15,000 Guaranteed!

Official website: www.ChessDailyNews.com

Free Entries to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, 2300+, Etc.

Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri
October 17–22, 2016

GM/IM norm opportunity – Minimum rating (FIDE) 2100
Limited to first 50 entries. October 2016 rating will be used.

Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

Prizes: $15,000 guaranteed

$5,000-$2,500-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500
U/2400 FIDE $500-$250-$125
U/2300 FIDE $500-$250-$125

Top Woman $500-$250

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to foreign GMs.

Entry Fees: Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE rated players over 2300, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by September 30, 2016. $50 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting April 2016 until the start of the tournament).

$100 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by September 30, 2016. Additional $50 later or on site.

Venue: Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport)
$109/night, FREE Breakfast/Internet/Parking

For reservations guests should call 314-726-5400 and ask for “In House Reservations”
Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is CPP

Send entries to: Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration for titled players: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

Maximum two 1/2 point byes allowed. Must declare before the start of round 2.

Schedule

Monday, October 17
5 pm – Round 1

Tuesday, October 18
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Wednesday, October 19
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Thursday, October 20
5 pm – Round 6

Friday, October 21
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Saturday, October 22
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel

The final field

Le Quang Liem 2723 VIE GM
Robson Ray 2670 USA GM
Xiong Jeffrey 2647 USA GM
Shimanov Aleksandr 2639 RUS GM
Gareyev Timur 2615 USA GM
Durarbayli Vasif 2608 AZE GM
Nyzhnyk Illia 2607 UKR GM
Sevian Samuel 2591 USA GM
Li Ruifeng 2538 USA GM-e
Kannappan Priyadharshan 2525 India GM
Troff Kayden 2501 USA GM
Chandra Akshat 2490 USA IM
Gurevich Daniel 2488 USA IM
Leon Hoyos Manuel 2488 MEX GM
Liang Awonder 2478 USA IM
Jayaram Ashwin 2468 IND GM
Keaton Kiewra 2454 USA IM
Sukandar Irine 2432 INA IM
Brown Michael 2431 USA IM
Kaliksteyn Alex 2412 USA FM
Duran Vega Sergio 2383 CRC FM
Rosen Eric 2382 USA IM
Banawa Joel 2363 USA FM
Neimer Vitaly 2346 ISR IM
Thavandiran Shiyam 2346 CAN FM
Colas Joshua 2335 USA FM
Kavutskiy Kostya 2332 USA FM
Grabinsky Aaron 2330 USA
Williams Justus 2313 USA FM
Santarius Erik 2289 USA
Niemann Hans 2288 USA FM
Srivathsav Rahul 2277 India
Sharevich Anna 2268 USA WGM
Betaneli Alexander 2259 USA FM
Adamson Robby 2247 USA FM
Eckert Doug 2191 USA FM
Rosenthal Nicolas 2136 USA
Voelker James 2112 USA
Gosdin Kaleb 1953 USA
Mercado Mendoza Luisa 1939 COL WFM
Cervantes Thalia 1910 USA WCM
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