The drawing of lots for the SPICE Cup A & B was conducted this morning. Dr. Juan Munoz, Texas Tech Vice President, started the procedure with the A group, followed by the B group. Dr. Hal Karlssson and International Arbiter Bill Snead will provide me with the exact round by round pairings based on the drawing of lots shortly.

Here is the order for both groups:

A group

1. GM Varuzhan Akobian
2. GM Dmitry Andreikin
3. GM Wesley So
4. GM Yuriy Kuzubov
5. GM Jon Ludwig Hammer
6. GM Rauf Mamedov

B group

1. GM Vinay Bhat
2. IM Ben Finegold
3. IM Ray Robson
4. IM Gabor Papp
5. IM Gergely Antal
6. GM Andre Diamant
7. FM Daniel Rensch
8. GM Eugene Perelshteyn
9. IM Oliver Barbosa
10. IM Davorin Kuljasevic

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