One would expect roommates and friends to take it easy with each other. Not at the SPICE Cup. Here are the games from two pair of roommates at the SPICE Cup.

Ippolito, Dean (2459) – Rensch, Danny (2388)
Spice Cup 2009 (6), 24.09.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d5 6.Nf3 Ne4 7.Qc2 Nc6 8.O-O Bxc3 9.bxc3 Na5 10.Ba3 Re8 11.Ne5 f6 12.cxd5 exd5 13.Bb4 c6 14.Qa4 fxe5 15.Bxa5 Qf6 16.c4 Be6 17.cxd5 Bxd5 18.f3 Nd6 19.e4 Bc4 20.dxe5 Qxe5 21.Rfc1 b5 22.Qd1 Re6 23.Kh1 Qh5 24.g4 Qf7 25.Qd4 Nb7 26.Be1 Rd6 27.Qf2 Rf8 28.Qxa7 Be2 29.Bb4 c5 30.Bxc5 Bxf3 31.Rf1 Nxc5 32.Qxf7 Rxf7 33.Bxf3 Rd2 34.Kg1 Nd3 35.Rad1 Ne5 36.Be2 Rxf1 37.Kxf1 Rxa2 38.Rd5 Nc4 39.Rxb5 Ne3 40.Kf2 Nxg4 41.Kf3 Nxh2 42.Ke3 Ra3 43.Kf4 g6 44.Rb7 h5 45.e5 g5 46.Kxg5 Nf3 47.Bxf3 Rxf3 48.e6 Kf8 49.Kxh5 Re3 50.e7 Rxe7 51.Rxe7 Kxe7 1/2-1/2

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Papp, Gabor (2562) – Kuljasevic, Davorin (2547)
Spice Cup 2009 (7), 25.09.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 b4 12.Nc2 0–0 13.g3 a5 14.h4 Be6 15.Bg2 Rc8 16.0–0 g6 17.Nxf6+ Qxf6 18.b3 Rfd8 19.Qd2 Kg7 20.Rad1 Qe7 21.Rfe1 Nb8 22.Ne3 Nc6 23.Nc2 h5 24.Re3 Qa7 25.Rd3 Rd7 26.Kh2 Rf8 27.Qe2 a4 28.Rxd6 Rxd6 29.Rxd6 axb3 30.axb3 Qc5 31.Qd2 Ra8 32.Bh3 Bxh3 33.Kxh3 Ra2 34.Rd7 Rb2 35.Kg2 Rxb3 36.Qd5 Qxd5 37.exd5 Rc3 38.dxc6 Rxc2 39.Rd5 Rxc4 40.Rxe5 Rxc6 41.Rb5 Rc4 42.Rb6 Kf8 43.Rb7 Kg7 44.Rb6 Kf8 45.Rb7 Kg7 ½–½
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