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Strongest SPICE Cup EVER! $16,500 Guaranteed! 200 Grand Prix Pts!

20 grandmasters already registered for 2017 SPICE Cup! This will be the strongest SPICE Cup ever!

2017 SPICE Cup Open
A USCF Grand Prix Event

$16,500 Guaranteed – No Entry Fee to all players 2300+, and foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017. $100 later or on site.
EF: $100 to FIDE rated 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200, if received by 10/1. Additional $50 later or on site.
Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation
St. Louis, Missouri
October 21–26, 2017

GM/IM/WGM/WIM norm opportunity – Minimum rating FIDE 2100
Limited to first 50 entries. October 2017 rating will be used. FIDE rated
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

Prizes:

$16,500 guaranteed
$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500-$300
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250-$150
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150
Top Woman $500-$250 (Can win both open + women prize)
Top Senior $250 (Born prior to January 1, 1967 – Can win both open + senior prize)

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

Entry Fees:

No Entry Fee to all players 2300+, and foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017. $100 later or on site.
EF: $100 to FIDE rated 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200, if received by 10/1. Additional $50 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2017 until the start of the tournament).

Venue:

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport)
$109/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 SPZ

Send entries to:

Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

USCF TLA

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

OCT. 21-26 11th Annual SPICE Cup Open

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)

9SS, G/90 + inc/30 Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105. $16,500 in prizes – all guaranteed. GM and IM norms possible. One Section, minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes. $5000-3000-2000-1500-1000-500-300, top U2400 $600-400-250-150, top U2250 $400-250-150 top Woman $500-250 (can win both open and women prize), top Senior (born after 1/1/, 1967) $250. Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for non-US GMs. All equipment provided. EF: 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 2017 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. Schedule: Reg ends Sat 3pm, rds. 10/21 5pm, 10/22 &23 10am & 5pm, 10/24 5pm, 10/25 10am & 5pm 10/26 10am. HR: $109 including free breakfast, internet & parking. For reservations call 314-726-5400 and ask for “In House Reservations”. Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is SPZ. Ent: Webster University SPICE, c/o Clare Brown, 314-246-8075, spice@webster.edu, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. More info @ www.webster.edu/spice.

Past 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

Schedule

Saturday, October 21
5 pm – Round 1

Sunday, October 22
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Monday, October 23
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Tuesday, October 24
5 pm – Round 6

Wednesday, October 25
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Thursday, October 26
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel

Here are some who are already registered:

​Azarov Sergei Belorus GM 2556 13501470
Baginskaite Camilla USA WGM 2140 2014599
Barcenilla Rogelio PHI GM 2446 5200059
Betaneli Alexander USA FM 2204 2012359
Black James USA NM 2164 2048280
Bruzon Batista Lazaro Cuba GM 2660 3503739
Cervantes Thalia USA WFM 2107 3520498
Chandra Akshat USA GM 2483 25006711
Colas Joshua USA FM 2242 2044447
Cordova Emilio Peru GM 2608 3801497
Cori Jorge Peru GM 2657 3802272
Daggupati Balaji USA FM 2358 2090759
Durarbayli Vasif AZE GM 2630 13402935
Easton Jack USA NM 2162 30900069
Eckert Doug USA FM 2119 2001993
Furfine Jacob USA CM 2297 2099462
Gosdin Kaleb USA 2011 30920442
Grabinsky Aaron USA SM 2366 2087090
Guo Arthur USA FM 2219 30903114
Heimann Mark USA FM 2363 2028441
Jacobson Brandon USA FM 2396 30901561
Kalikshteyn Alex USA FM 2425 2007630
Kannan Venkat India 2111 5006414
Kannappan Priyadharshan India GM 2516 5018293
Kavutskiy Kostya USA IM 2390 2026384
Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX GM 2490 5105269
Li Ruifeng USA GM 2564 2061074
Liang Awonder USA GM 2554 2056437
Mathur Rithwik USA NM 1884 30913667
Mercado Mendoza Luisa Colombia WFM 1944 4400984
Nyzhnyk Illia UKR GM 2594 14118084
Patel Advait USA IM 2448 2075105
Peng David USA FM 2330 2059355
Plotkin Victor Canada FM 2262 2606674
Polgar-Shutzman Tom USA 2055 2064880
Prohaszka Peter Hungary GM 2614 726265
Quesada Yunieski Cuba GM 2619 3504409
Quintiliano Renato Brasil IM 2451 2117568
Rambaldi Francesco Italy GM 2574 20657307
Robson Ray USA GM 2644 2023970
Santarius Erik USA FM 2318 2025817
Sevian Samuel USA GM 2615 2040506
Shimanov Aleksandr RUS GM 2640 4198603
Srivathsav Rahul India 2373 25059653
Sturt Raven USA IM 2446 2007304
Swiercz Dariusz Poland GM 2639 1126881
Swindell Shawn USA 2018 2064588
Thavandiran Shiyam Canada FM 2385 2605058
Tsay Vincent USA FM 2265 30931835
Voelker James USA NM 2098 2018853
Wang Justin USA NM 2254 30911370
Wang Jason USA CM 2153 30908124
Williams Justus USA FM 2371 2049929
Woojin Yoo Christopher USA FM 2194 30909694
Yermolinsky Alex USA GM 2490 2005492
Young Angelo Philippines IM 2292 5200490

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