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SPICE Cup Chess Open

The ​2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open is taking place from 23-28th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The total prize fund is 16,550 USD and the event is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1 and it is possible to win GM/IM/WGM/WIM norms.

Chess Prizes: $16,550 guaranteed
$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500-$300
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150
Top Woman $250-$150 (Can win both open + women prize)
Top Senior 50 and older $250-$150 (Born prior to January 1, 1968 – Can win both open + senior prize)
Top Junior 14 and under $250-$150 (Born after January 1, 2004 – Can win open, junior and women)

Official website

SPICE Cup 2018

​List of participants:

​2664 Cori Jorge Peru GM 3802272
2653 Bruzon Batista Lazaro Cuba GM 3503739
2639 Bok Benjamin Netherlands GM 1017063
2629 Durarbayli Vasif AZE GM 13402935
2626 Lenderman Aleksandr USA GM 2021285
2626 Nyzhnyk Illia UKR GM 14118084
2626 Prohaszka Peter Hungary GM 726265
2626 Shimanov Aleksandr RUS GM 4198603
2622 Quesada Yunieski Cuba GM 3504409
2621 Gledura Benjamin Hungary GM 712779
2609 Cordova Emilio Peru GM 3801497
2572 Liang Awonder USA GM 2056437
2471 Chandra Akshat USA GM 25006711
2469 Tang Andrew USA GM 2059630
2461 Patel Advait USA IM 2075105
2447 Wang Kevin USA IM 2008424
2442 Escalante Brian Peru IM 3819566
2424 Kavutskiy Kostya USA IM 2026384
2423 Ostrovskiy Aleksandr USA IM 2034239
2387 Duran Vega Sergio CRC IM 6501311
2377 Wang Justin USA FM 30911370
2375 Grabinsky Aaron USA 2087090
2375 Kiewra Keaton USA IM 2019280
2346 Wang Tianqi USA 2063824
2344 Williams Justus USA FM 2049929
2341 Peng David USA FM 2059355
2334 Colas Joshua USA FM 2044447
2318 Santarius Erik USA FM 2025817
2304 Moon Benjamin USA 2064847
2272 Betaneli Alexander USA FM 2012359
2222 Ghazarian Kirk USA 30908604
2203 Watson John USA IM 2000768
2202 Daggupati Balaji USA FM 2090759
2145 Narayanan Samrug USA 30914051
2130 Polgar-Shutzman Tom USA 2064880
2124 Eckert Doug USA FM 2001993
2069 Polavaram Rithik USA 2081997
2029 Gosdin Kaleb USA 30920442

Past SPICE Cup Chess Champions:

2007 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
2008 GMs Harikrishna Pentala, Alex Onischuk, Var Akobian
2009 GMs Yuriy Kuzubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov
2010 GM Alex Onischuk
2011 GM Le Quang Liem
2012 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – GM Ray Robson (Open Champ)
2013 GMs Alexander Ipatov, Kayden Troff
2014 GM Illia Nyzhnyk
2015 GM Le Quang Liem
2016 GMs Sam Sevian, Ray Robson
2017 GMs Lazaro Bruzon, Yuniesky Quesada, Dariusz Swiercz

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