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Ray Robson wins the SPICE Cup Open 2012

The Webster University SPICE Cup Open took place on 16-20th October at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, USA.

The SPICE Cup Open was held alongside the SPICE Cup Invitational and offered a prize pool of $ 10,000 ($ 4,000 for the winner). The tournament was a 9-round Swiss event.

GM Ray Robson, member of the USA national team, took a clear first place with 7 points, leaving the Cuban GM Fidel Corrales half a point behind.

Ray Robson and Susan Polgar

Ray Robson and Susan Polgar

The third place was shared by GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Viktor Mikhalevski and IM Vitaly Neimer.

Neimer also earned a GM-norm. In addition, IM norms were fulfilled by FM Kayden Troff, FM Aman Hambleton and NM Nolan Hendrickson.

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Final standings:

1 GM Ray Robson 2602 7
2 GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2605 6½
3 GM Alejandro Ramirez 2551 6
4 GM Victor Mikhalevski 2538 6
5 IM Vitaly Neimer 2384 6
6 GM Manuel Leon Hoyos 2603 5½
7 GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2528 5½
8 GM Mesgen Amanov 2507 5½
9 GM Benjamin Finegold 2493 5½
10 GM Denes Boros 2492 5½
11 IM Darwin Yang 2485 5½
12 GM Andre Diamant 2471 5½
13 IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2469 5½
14 GM Yury Shulman 2595 5
15 GM Anatoly Bykhovsky 2522 5
16 GM Pascal Charbonneau 2517 5
17 IM Roberto Mogranzini 2492 5
18 IM Justin Sarkar 2408 5
19 FM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2377 5
20 FM Aman Hambleton 2348 5
21 FM Kayden W Troff 2312 5
22 NM Nolan Hendrickson 2146 5
23 IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2407 4½
24 WGM Veronika Schneider 2313 4½
25 FM Jouaquin B. Banawa 2300 4½
26 IM John Bartholomew 2446 4
27 IM Keaton Kiewra 2442 4
28 IM Jake Kleiman 2377 4
29 IM Levan Bregadze 2366 4
30 WGM Anna Sharevich 2294 4
31 FM Adarsh Jayakumar 2290 4
32 FM Konstantin Kavutskiy 2287 4
33 WIM Carla Heredia 2188 4
34 NM Spencer Finegold 2081 4
35 IM Martha L Fierro 2387 3½
36 IM Zhanibek Amanov 2374 3
37 WIM Inna Agrest 2204 3
38 Iskandar Aripov 2155 3
39 FM Hans Jung 2150 2½
40 Brian H Cassidy 2098 1½
41 Matt D Helfst 1965 1½
42 Tom Polgar-Shutzman unr. 1½

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