Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chess Life Online covers SPICE Cup

Eugene Wins Spice Cup

By Jennifer Shahade
November 19, 2007
Chess Life Online

Eugene Perelshteyn won clear first in the Spice Cup (Nov.9-16, Lubbock, Texas) with 6.5/9. The Boston-based GM told CLO that he was impressed with the conditions of the event: "It had a very prestigious feel. Susan Polgar and Paul Truong (the organizers) took care of us, and everyone was welcoming us from the mayor to the chancellor at Texas Tech University."

Three of Eugene's four wins from the event were with the Black pieces. His favorite game was against Kamil Miton, who was his main rival for first place during the final stretch. Eugene liked the game because it was a strategic victory in which White did not make a clear error. He was also happy because the opening he played was featured in his book, Chess Openings for Black, Explained. "Roman Dzindzhichasvili deserves all the credit for the ideas. I am just the practitioner." (CLO published this game in our previous story on the Spice Cup , but repeat it below.)

Here is the full article.
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