The 2015 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, was held on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The 9-round Swiss tournament was open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and provided opportunity for GM/IM norms.
The captain of the Webster University team GM Le Quang Liem took a clear first place with 7,0/9 points to win the top prize of 5000 USD.
1. GM Le Quang Liem 2697 VIE – 7,0
2-3. GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2593 RUS and GM Troff Kayden W 2517 USA – 6½
4-8. GM Nyzhnyk Illya 2628 UKR, GM Sevian Samuel 2556 USA, GM Robson Ray 2680 USA, IM Priyadharshan K. 2462 IND and GM Friedel Joshua E 2513 USA – 6,0
9-10. IM Kiewra Keaton F 2431 USA and GM Corrales Jimenez Fidel 2523 USA – 5½ etc
The total prize fund was 15,000 USD.
Large photo gallery is available on the official website