2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open – October 23–28, 2018 – Prohászka Péterrel és Gledura Benjáminnal

2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open – October 23–28, 2018 – Prohászka Péterrel és Gledura Benjáminnal

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

2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open

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:

The SPICE Cup takes place in Saint Louis 23rd to 29th October 2018. Leading players Jorge Cori, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Benjamin Bok, Vasif Durarbayli, Peter Prohaska, Aleksandr Lenderman, Aleksandr Shimanov, Illia Nyzhnyk, Yunieski Quesada Perez etc

SPICE Cup Open 2018 (Saint Louis USA)  Tue 23rd Oct 2018 – Sun 28th Oct 2018 – Official Site

SPICE Cup Open 2018 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games

SPICE Cup Open 2018 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games

$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.

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

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