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Banda
15-10-2011, 06:13 PM
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SPICE, the Susan Polgar Foundation, and the Knight Raiders are pleased to announce that the prestigious 2011 SPICE Cup Festival will take place from Friday, October 15 to Monday, October 25 at the Student Union building on the beautiful campus of Texas Tech University. This prestigious event is growing bigger every year. Its A group will be the highest rated international invitational tournament in U.S. history to date. The Festival will also include a FIDE Rated Open, a Scholastic event and an Open competition. Spectators are welcome, daily admission is free.

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LIVE Games & results (http://pakchess.org/tournament-news/spice-cup-2011-live)

Banda
26-10-2011, 10:21 PM
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Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem, the world number 25 with an Elo rating of 2717, crowned the championship title at the Spice Cup in the US after he beat Cuban Leinier Dominguez in the decisive game yesterday. Before staging the tenth and last match with the Cuban rival, Liem rated third with 14 points was just a point away from leader Dominguez. At the tournament, winner of a game is awarded 3 points and a draw with 1 point.

Read the full story (http://pakchess.org/hot-stories/quang-liem-crowns-chess-victory-at-spice-cup-2011)

Max Illingworth
26-10-2011, 10:52 PM
Congrats to Le on winning the tournament, and well done to Meier and Robson who also performed above their ratings. I don't recall if the US have had such a strong GM round-robin before.

Rincewind
27-10-2011, 07:55 AM
I don't recall if the US have had such a strong GM round-robin before.

According to post #1


This prestigious event is growing bigger every year. Its A group will be the highest rated international invitational tournament in U.S. history to date.

By numerical rating may be true however I think as a function of the world's elite players the two Piatigorsky Cups from the 1960's were stronger and held in double round robin formats.

Prior to that of course New York, 1927 was a quadruple round robin involving Capablanca, Alekhine, Nimzovitch, Vidmar, Spielmann and Marshall.

Max Illingworth
27-10-2011, 04:28 PM
According to post #1



By numerical rating may be true however I think as a function of the world's elite players the two Piatigorsky Cups from the 1960's were stronger and held in double round robin formats.

Prior to that of course New York, 1927 was a quadruple round robin involving Capablanca, Alekhine, Nimzovitch, Vidmar, Spielmann and Marshall.

Of course, I had forgotten about those tournaments. Thanks for the information.