Round 1 matchups and results:

FM Aleskerov 1/2 IM Kleiman
FM Yang 1-0 GM Bykhovsky
IM Naroditsky 1-0 GM Diamant
GM Kuljasevic 1/2 IM Esserman
IM Sipos 0-1 IM Altounian

This event is sponsored by Texas Tech University, SPICE, the Knight Raiders, and DGT North America, etc. Just as in past SPICE Cup and SPICE Spring Invitational, there is absolutely no entry fees for norm seekers. All funding to organize these world class events strictly come from sponsorship and donation. The main idea is to give deserving players the opportunities to earn norms and face strong competition.

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