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Meier Leads SPICE Cup After 2 Rounds

  • SonofPearl
  • on 10/14/12, 12:55 AM.

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The German grandmaster Georg Meier has taken an early lead at the 2012 SPICE Cup in St. Louis.

Lowest seeded Meier defeated Ding Liren of China in the second round to record the only decisive result of the competition so far.

The tournament is a 6-player double round-robin hosted at Webster University. The tournament press release is here.

The standings after 2 rounds

Name Fed Elo Pts
George Meier GER 2646
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2705 1
Le Quang Liem VIE 2703 1
Wesley So PHI 2677 1
Casba Balogh HUN 2664 1
Ding Liren CHN 2702 ½

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Georg Meier (left) defeated Din Liren in round two

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The full schedule can be found here.  Games start at 14:30 local time (17:30 UTC) except the last round on 21 October which starts at 11:00 in St.Louis.

The games can be followed live at this page.

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Photo from the official SPICE coverage.  More here.

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  • 22 months ago

    efrenquilantang

    go wesley so !

  • 22 months ago

    Ohanessian

    Great game of Meier!

  • 22 months ago

    1guru

    brevo george

  • 22 months ago

    drumdaddy

    I can't believe Vachier-Lagrave's escape act! 

  • 22 months ago

    lethal_banzai

    lately, the amount of tournaments is skyrocketing

    unfourtunately for the spice cup I rather follow the European Champions Leage with all it's stars

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