SPICE Cup Report Round 6 Preview
Hello again, I thought I would do a quick blog post before I head back over to the SPICE Cup for round 6! The A-group has an off day today so only the B-group is playing. Today's B-group round is very important for several reasons. For one, Darwin Yang could score an IM norm if he wins today, or a GM norm if he gets 3 points out of the last 4 rounds. Another reason today is important is that IM Dean Ippolito really needs to win/or draw to keep his GM norm hopes alive. Also, after round 6 at 7:00 PM (central time) the A & B group Blitz tourney will start, which will be VERY exciting!! Also participating in the Blitz Championship will be GM Simen Agdestein, GM Georgi Kacheishvili, and IM Istvan Sipos!! I will post the B group pairings below.
IM Bryan Smith vs GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
GM Ben Finegold vs GM Antal Gergely
IM Irina Krush vs IM Dean Ippolito
GM Andre Diamant vs IM Danny Rensch
GM Davorin Kuljasevic vs FM Darwin Yang