Team Beta wins 2018 SPICE Cup Chess Challenge

G/90 with 30 second increment & G/10 with 2 second increment

Team Alpha - 2599

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2673 Cuba
Cordova, Emilio 2619 Peru
Prohaszka, Peter 2611 Hungary
​Liang, Awonder 2578 USA
Kannappan, Priyadharshan 2513 India

Team Beta - 2634

Cori, Jorge 2654 Peru
Robson, Ray 2649 USA
Shimanov, Aleksandr 2645 Russia
Durarbayli, Vasif 2620 Azerbaijan
Nyzhnyk, Illia 2601 Ukraine

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Players from the 2 teams faced each other twice, one in classical chess (G/90 with 30" increment), and then they reversed colors for rapid (G/10 with 2" increment)

In classical chess, each win is worth 2 points, each draw 1 point, and 0 for a loss.

In rapid chess, each win is worth 1 point, each draw 1/2 point, and 0 for a loss.

Chief Arbiter: Susan Polgar
Tournament Organizer: Paul Truong

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Classical Chess

Round 1:

Bruzon 1/2 Shimanov
Prohaszka 1/2 Durarbayli
Nyzhnyk 1/2 Cordova
Cori 1/2 Liang
Kannappan 0-1 Robson

Alpha 2 - 3 Beta

Round 2:

Durarbayli 1-0 Bruzon
Nyzhnyk 1/2 Prohaszka
Cordova 1-0 Cori
Liang 0-1 Robson
Shimanov 0-1 Kannappan

2.5 - 2.5

Round 3:

Bruzon 1/2 Nyzhnyk
Cori 1/2 Prohaszka
Robson 1-0 Cordova
Liang 1/2 Shimanov
Kannappan 1-0 Durarbayli

2.5 - 2.5

Round 4:

Robson 1/2 Bruzon
Shimanov 1/2 Prohaszka
Durarbayli 1/2 Cordova
Liang 0-1 Nyzhnyk
Kannappan 1/2 Cori

Alpha 2 - 3 Beta

Round 5:

Bruzon 0-1 Cori
Prohaszka 1/2 Robson
Cordova 1/2 Shimanov
Durarbayli 1/2 Liang
Nyzhnyk 1-0 Kannappan

Beta 3.5 - 1.5 Alpha

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Rapid Chess

Round 6 (R)

Shimanov 0-1 Bruzon
Durarbayli 0-1 Prohaszka
Cordova 0-1 Nyzhnyk
Robson 1-0 Kannappan
Liang 0-1 Cori

Alpha 2 - 3 Beta

Round 7 (R)

Bruzon 1-0 Durarbayli
Prohaszka 0-1 Nyzhnyk
Cori 1-0 Cordova
Kannappan 1-0 Shimanov
Robson - Liang

Round 8 (R)

Nyzhnyk 1/2 Bruzon
Prohaszka 1-0 Cori
Cordova 1-0 Robson
Durarbayli 1-0 Kannappan
Shimanov 1-0 Liang

2.5 - 2.5

Round 9 (R)

Bruzon 1/2 Robson
Prohaszka 1-0 Shimanov
Cordova 1-0 Durarbayli
Cori 1-0 Kannappan
Nyzhnyk 0-1 Liang

Beta 1.5 - 3.5 Alpha

Round 10 (R)

Cori 1-0 Bruzon
Robson 1-0 Prohaszka
Shimanov 0-1 Cordova
Kannappan 1/2 Nyzhnyk
Liang 0-1 Durarbayli

Beta 3.5 - 1.5 Alpha

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