The 2009 SPICE Cup A group has been finalized. This event will break the U.S. record by a big margin. Last year’s SPICE Cup was a category 15 event with average rating of 2605.5. This year’s average rating will be 2643.5!
Confirmed players for group A (6-player DRR – Category 16):
FM Danny Rensch of Arizona has confirmed his participation in the SPICE Cup B group. I was so impressed when I read a story about him. That is why I decided to invite Danny to give him an opportunity to earn his third and final IM norm.
B Group – Category 11-12 (10-player RR):
IM Gabor Papp 2558 – HUN (2
IM Davorin Kuljasevic 2547 – CRO (2
IM Ben Finegold 2513 – USA (2
IM Ray Robson 2496 – USA (1 GM norm – Winner of the 2009-2010 Samford Fellowship)
IM Gergely Antal 2479 – HUN (2 GM norms – Texas Tech Student)
FM Danny Rensch 2392 – USA (2 IM norms)
All ratings listed are FIDE ratings.
SPICE Cup Open and SPICE Cup Scholastic Open are once again two of the events which are a part of the SPICE Cup Chess Festival.