2018 SPICE Cup Chess! $16,550 guaranteed!

Chess Playing Dates: October 23–28, 2018 (Tuesday - Sunday)

2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open

$16,550 Guaranteed – Free chess entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE-rated players over 2300+, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), by 10/1.

Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri

October 23–28, 2018 (Tuesday - Sunday)

GM/IM/WGM/WIM norm opportunity – Minimum rating FIDE 2100

October 2018 rating will be used. FIDE & USCF rated

Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

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)

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to GMs.

Chess Entry Fees:

Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE-rated players over 2300+, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), by 10/1. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2018 until the start of the tournament). $100 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by 9/30. Additional $50 later or on site.

Chess Dress Code:

Casual or business casual. No shorts or flip flop allowed.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 23 5 pm – Round 1

Wednesday, October 24 10 am – Round 2 5 pm – Round 3

Thursday, October 25 10 am – Round 4 5 pm – Round 5

Friday, October 26 5 pm – Round 6

Saturday, October 27 10 am – Round 7 5 pm – Round 8

Sunday, October 28 10 am – Round 9

Chess Playing Venue:

Clayton Plaza Hotel

7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport)

$119/night, FREE Hot Breakfast/Internet/Parking

For reservations guests should call 314-726-5400 and ask for “In House Reservations”

Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is SCQ

You can also make reservations online:

Send entries to:

Webster University – SPICE (Chess)

470 E. Lockwood Ave

St. Louis, MO 63119

Chess questions or chess registration: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

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

​List of registered players as of October 20, 2018

​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

2404 Santarius Erik USA IM 2025817

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

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

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