July 4 fireworks

4 SPICE players, GMs Illia Nyzhnyk, Alex Shimanov, Vasif Durarbayli (all current members of Webster University Chess Team) and Gabor Papp (SPICE grown GM back in 2009-2010) tied for 1st at 2016 World Open. Papp won the playoff.

Webster U – SPICE top female player IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar won the 2016 World Open Women’s Championship! She scored 5-0 and her USCF rating will break 2500! Well done Irene!

In addition to tying for 1st at the World Open 3 straight years, GM Illia Nyzhnyk also tied for 1st at the World Open Blitz Championship! Double congrats to Illia!

Final Standings (top 25)

# Name Rtng Team Fed Tot TB1
Prize
Amount
1 GM Gabor Papp (SPICE) 2596 JOSGAB HUN 7.0 45
1st-7th/Bonus
$6300.00
2 GM Victor Bologan 2654 MDA 7.0 44.5
1st-7th
$5800.00
3 GM Tamaz Gelashvili 2557 GEO 7.0 44
1st-7th
$5800.00
4 GM Gil Popilski 2542 ISR 7.0 43.5
1st-7th
$5800.00
5 GM Alex Shimanov (SPICE) 2631 RUS 7.0 41
1st-7th
$5800.00
6 GM Vasif Durarbayli (SPICE) 2596 AZE 7.0 41
1st-7th
$5800.00
7 GM Illia I Nyzhnyk (SPICE) 2622 MATNYZ UKR 7.0 39
1st-7th
$5800.00
8 GM Gata Kamsky 2675 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
9 GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2614 KHMLEN USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
10 GM Varuzhan Akobian 2612 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
11 GM Samuel Sevian 2603 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
12 GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2595 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
13 GM Alejandro Ramirez 2563 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
14 IM Andrey Gorovets 2551 BLR 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
15 GM Alexander Shabalov 2533 USA 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
16 IM Razvan Preotu 2462 CAN 6.5
8th-10th
$200.00
17 FM Nicolas T Checa 2398 USA 6.5
1st 2300-2449
$5000.00
18 FM William Morrison 2295 USA 6.5
1st 2200-2299
$5000.00
19 GM Axel Bachmann 2642 PAR 6.0
20 GM Giorgi Kacheishvili 2589 GEO 6.0
21 GM Isan Ortiz Suarez 2578 CUB 6.0
22 IM Ruifeng Li 2529 LILI USA 6.0
23 GM Arun Prasad Subramanian 2502 DASSUB IND 6.0
24 IM Justin J Sarkar 2439 USA 6.0
2nd-3rd 2300-2449
$400.00
25 IM Awonder Liang 2408 USA 6.0
2nd-3rd 2300-2449
$400.00

Video of GM Gabor Papp representing SPICE in 2010

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