Battle of the young stars: GMs Jeffery Xiong, Sam Sevian, Kayden Troff, Ruifeng Li, IMs Akshat Chandra, Awonder Liang, Daniel Gurevich, Michael Brown, etc!
The SPICE Cup this year will be VERY STRONG!
In addition to SPICE players like GMs Liem Le, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Shimanov, Illia Nyzhnyk, Vasif Durarbayli, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Ashwin Jayaram, Priyadharshan Kannappan, IMs Irene Sukandar, Eric Rosen, Vitaly Neimer + Josh Colas. Justus Williams, Aaron Grabinsky, etc., we will also have reigning World Junior Champion GM Jeffery Xiong, world class player GM Rauf Mamedov, and very strong young players like GMs Sam Sevian, Kayden Troff, Ruifeng Li, IMs Akshat Chandra, Awonder Liang, Daniel Gurevich, Michael Brown, and many more!
2016 SPICE Cup
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-246-8075
Maximum two 1/2 point byes allowed. Must declare before the start of round 2.
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
There are only very few spots left available in this year’s SPICE Cup! Over $15,000 in cash prizes!
If you registered and do not see your name on the list below, please send me an email at SusanPolgar@aol.com.
|Duran Vega x||Sergio||CRC||2383||6501311|
|Le Quang x||Liem||VIE||GM||2723||12401137|
|Leon Hoyos x||Manuel||MEX||GM||2488||5105269|
|Mercado Mendoza x||Luisa||COL||WFM||1939||4400984|
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