Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The final SPICE Cup line up

2007 SPICE Cup International Invitational Chess Tournament
In memory of Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky
November 9 - 16, 2007
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

The average rating of this tournament will be approximately 2527, which is a category 12 event. This prestigious tournament will be one of the strongest International Invitational Round Robin tournaments in the United States in the past decade.

The FIDE time control will be 40 moves in 90 minutes + 15 minutes after move 40. There will also be a 30 second increment starting from move 1.

The International Arbiter and Chief TD will be IA Frank K. Berry.
The assistant Chief TD will be Mr. Jim Berry, USCF VP.

1. GM Kamil Miton 2628 POL
2. GM Boris Gulko 2571 USA
3. GM Julio Beccerra 2568 USA
4. GM Imre Hera 2544 Hungary
5. GM Gilberto Hernandez 2536 Mexico
6. GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2536 USA
7. IM Dmitry Schneider 2502 USA
8. IM Manuel Leon Hoyos 2495 Mexico
9. IM Irina Krush 2475 USA
10. IM Blas Lugo 2411 USA

Average: 2527

All games will be broadcast LIVE on

This will be a very special event for the young people in Lubbock. We are inviting a number of children from various local schools to come to this event each day and there will be special activities, raffles and gifts for them. It will be a thrill for these young people to meet many chess stars. My goal is to introduce chess to every child in Lubbock, Texas.

We are still looking for more sponsors as we have not reached our goals yet. But we are getting there and it is real close. If you know of potential sponsors or would like to be a sponsor yourself, please contact me. All our sponsors will be listed in the special tournament Program Book as well as on a number of websites.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for your support for this very special event. For more information, please contact me at Donations / Sponsorships can be made by checks or via PayPal by clicking here.
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