SPICE Cup Round 3 Report!

Oct 30, 2010, 8:34 PM |

Hello again, I am back to report on round 3 of the SPICE Cup!  Today's report will have to be brief as I am exhausted after playing in the SPICE Cup Open.  I actually had a very nice tournament result by tying for 3rd with 2.5 points out of 4. One of my winning games was against a Candidate Master!! The SPICE Cup Open is a really fun tournament because of the great competition. So, if you are anywhere near Lubbock next year at this time, I would suggest that you enter.

Now for the results:  IM Danny had another tough loss today vs GM Anatoly Bykhovsky.  IM Dean Ippolito (who is right on track for a GM norm) drew the leader of the B-group GM Gergely Antal in a super short, but exciting game.  FM Darwin Yang had his first win of the tourney over GM Ben Finegold!  Also, the new leader of the A-group, GM Wesley So, had a nice win over GM Ray Robson.  The rest of the results are posted below. Also, check out Chessdailynews.com for some really great pictures!


IM Danny Rensch 0 vs GM Anatoly Bykhovksy 1

IM Dean Ippolito 1/2 vs GM Gergely Antal 1/2

GM Davorin Kuljasevic 1/2 vs IM Irina Krush 1/2

FM Darwin Yang 1 vs GM Ben Finegold 0

GM Andre Diamant 1/2 vs IM Bryan Smith 1/2


GM Wesley So 1 vs GM Ray Robson 0

GM Alexander Onischuk 1 vs GM Eugene Perelshteyn 0

GM Zoltan Almasi 1/2 vs GM Georg Meier 1/2

Below are some outstanding photos from Chessdailynews.com.  I think that Paul Truong takes some really awesome pictures!

   <-- Me beside GM Georg Meier!!
A very artistic photo from Paul.
Here is IM Dean Ippolito sporting a Texas Tech shirt!
GM Gergely Antal staring Danny down.
Left to right: Kingdoogie, Zach Haskins, GM Davorin Kuljasevic watching IM Danny vs GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
Postgame analysis between GM Alexander Onischuk and GM Eugene Perelshteyn
 The SPICE Cup and the SPICE Cup Open being played side-by-side. Kingdoogie playing Tommy Polgar -> (already rated 1900!!!)
A very focused Irina Krush playing Andre Diamant