2012 SPICE Cup Open

2012 SPICE Cup Open

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In addition to the 6-player double round-robin invitational SPICE Cup featured in an earlier report, there is also an Open competition taking place from 16-20 October at the SPICE Cup Chess Festival in St.Louis.

The format is a 9 round Swiss featuring 13 GMs out of a total field of 43 players.

There are two rounds every day at 11:00 at 16:00, except the solitary final round on 20 October which starts at 10:00.  The time control is Game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment from the start.

With a guaranteed $10,000 prize fund there is plenty to play for!

The standings after 5 rounds

1 GM Eugene Perelshteyn  2528
2 GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez  2605 4
3 GM Ray Robson  2602 4
4 GM Manuel Leon Hoyos  2603
5 GM Alejandro Ramirez  2551
6 GM Anatoly Bykhovsky  2522
7 GM Mesgen Amanov  2507
8 IM Darwin Yang  2485
9 GM Andre Diamant  2471
10 IM Vitaly Neimer  2384
11 GM Yury Shulman  2595 3
12 GM Victor Mikhalevski  2538 3
13 GM Benjamin Finegold  2493 3
14 GM Denes Boros  2492 3
15 IM Leonid Gerzhoy  2469 3
16 IM Keaton Kiewra  2442 3
17 IM Justin Sarkar  2408 3
18 IM Priyadharshan Kannappan  2407 3
19 IM Zhanibek Amanov  2374 3
20 IM Robert Mogranzini  2492
21 IM John Bartholomew  2446
22 IM Jake Kleiman  2377
23 IM Levan Bregadze  2366
24 FM Kayden W Troff  2312
25 FM Konstantin Kavutskiy  2287
26 NM Nolan Hendrickson  2146
27 GM Pascal Charbonneau  2517 2
28 IM Martha L Fierro  2387 2
29 FM Aman Hambleton  2348 2
30 WGM Veronika Schneider  2313 2
31 FM Jouaquin B. Banawa  2300 2
32 Iskandar Aripov  2155 2
33 FM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy  2377
34 WGM Anna Sharevich  2294
35 FM Adarsh Jayakumar  2290
36 WIM Carla Heredia  2188
37 Brian H Cassidy  2098
38 NM Spencer Finegold  2081
39 WIM Inna Agrest  2204 1
40 FM Hans Jung  2150 1
41 Tom Polgar-Shutzman  unr. 1
42 FM Carl Brandon Boor  2287 0
43 Matt D Helfst  1965 0

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