GM Wesley So arrived in the U.S. last week. He had a very nice event at the Fresno Chess Club in California. Wesley and his Dad will come to Lubbock soon. GM Kuzubov will arrive later today. Most players from the A group will arrive in the next two days. Most players from the B group will arrive in Lubbock on Thursday and Friday.
SPICE Cup Chess Festival
September 19-29 at
The full schedule is here. This roster includes all updated September 2009 FIDE ratings!
SPICE Cup A Group – Category 16 (6-player DRR) – Average rating: 2631 – Average age: 20
Grandmaster Dmitry Andreikin,
Grandmaster Wesley So,
Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer,
This event will break the
SPICE Cup B Group – Category 11 (10-player RR) – Average rating: 2503
International Master Gabor Papp,
International Master Davorin Kuljasevic,
Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn,
International Master Ray Robson,
Grandmaster Andre Diamant,
International Master Ben Finegold, United States, 2515, 40 years old (2-time U.S. Open Champion, 2-time National Open Champion and former winner of the prestigious Samford fellowship) 2 GM norms
International Master Gergely Antal,
International Master Dean Ippolito,
FIDE Master Danny Rensch,
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