St Louis downtown 2013

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

$15,000 Guaranteed!

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

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.

Adamson x Robby USA FM 2247 2009730
Banawa x Joel USA FM 2363 2024055
Betaneli x Alexander USA FM 2259 2012359
Brown x Michael USA IM 2431 2037602
Cervantes x Thalia USA 1881 3520498
Chandra x Akshat USA IM 2492 25006711
Colas x Joshua USA 2335 2044447
Duran Vega x Sergio CRC 2383 6501311
Durarbayli x Vasif AZE GM 2612 13402935
Eckert x Doug USA FM 2190 2001993
Fernandez Daniel USA IM 2436 2015390
Gareyev x Timur USA GM 2615 14200937
Gosdin x Kaleb USA 1956 30920442
Grabinsky x Aaron USA 2336 2087090
Gurevich x Daniel USA IM 2488 2044676
Jayaram x Ashwin IND GM 2468 5018137
Kaliksteyn x Alex USA 2412 2007630
Kannappan x Priyadharshan India GM 2521 5018293
Kavutskiy Kostya USA FM 2344 2026384
Keaton x Kiewra USA IM 2450 2019280
Le Quang x Liem VIE GM 2723 12401137
Leon Hoyos x Manuel MEX GM 2488 5105269
Li Ruifeng USA GM 2543 2061074
Liang x Awonder USA IM 2484 2056437
Mercado Mendoza x Luisa COL WFM 1939 4400984
Neimer x Vitaly ISR IM 2346 2807017
Niemann Hans USA FM 2288 2093596
Nyzhnyk x Illia UKR GM 2606 14118084
Rosenthal  Nicholas USA 2136 2045150
Robson x Ray USA GM 2680 2023970
Rosen x Eric USA IM 2382 2032562
Rosenthal x Nicolas USA 2136 2045150
Santarius x Erik USA 2289 2025817
Sevian x Samuel USA GM 2591 2040506
Sharevich x Anna USA WGM 2255 13503189
Shimanov x Aleksandr RUS GM 2638 4198603
Srivathsav x Rahul India 2277 25059653
Sukandar x Irine INA IM 2432 7101937
Swindell x Shawn USA 2034 2064588
Thavandiran x Shiyam CAN 2346 2605058
Troff Kayden USA GM 2534 2047896
Voelker x James USA 2159 2018853
Williams x Justus USA FM 2313 2049929
Xiong x Jeffrey USA GM 2647 2047640

 

plus SPICE house players

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