2019 SPICE Cup Open | Webster University

2019 SPICE Cup Open

In Memory of GM Pal Benko

A US CHESS GRAND PRIX Event (Points: 200)

Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation

October 22–27, 2019
Days Inn Hotel
3660 S Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63127

  • New fantastic location with many restaurants and shops within minutes of walking distance
  • $15,500 in prizes - all guaranteed. GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible
  • One Section, minimum 2000 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes.
  • October 2019 rating list will be used. FIDE & USCF rated.

Time Control

G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

Prizes

$15,500 guaranteed

  • $5,000–$3,000–$2,000-–$1,500–$1,000
  • U/2450 FIDE $500–$250
  • U/2300 FIDE $500–$250
  • Special Prizes (which can be won in addition to place or class prize):
    Top Woman / Top Junior (born after January 1, 2004) / Top Senior (born prior to January 1, 1969 $500 each.

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at event hotel available to GMs.
All equipment provided.

Entry Fees & Registration

  • Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs (must complete all 9 rounds).
  • Foreign FIDE-rated players / US FIDE Masters / US 2300+ $100 if registered by September 15, 2019; $125 by October 13 and $150 later or onsite.
  • US players 2200-2299 FIDE $150 if registered by September 15, 2019; $175 by October 13 and $200 later or onsite.
  • US players 2100-2199 FIDE $200 if registered by September 15, 2019; $225 by October 13 and $250 later or onsite.
  • US players 2000-2099 FIDE $300 if registered by September 15, 2019; $350 by October 13 and $400 later or onsite.
  • The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2019 until the start of the tournament).

Register and Pay Online

 

Click here to download a paper registration form

 


Please send paper entries and payment to:
Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Venue

Days Inn Hotel
3660 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St Louis, MO
$69/night, (for King Room) or $79 (for 2 doubles)
FREE Continental Breakfast/Internet/Parking
For reservations guests should call 314-821-3000 and use "Chess Tournament" code
There are a huge amount of restaurants and shops within minutes of walking distance.

Questions or registration for titled players: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

Schedule

Registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3 pm

Tuesday, October 22
5 pm – Round 1

Wednesday, October 23
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Thursday, October 24
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Friday, October 25
5 pm – Round 6

Saturday, October 26
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Sunday, October 27
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Days Inn Hotel

Past Champions

2007 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
2008 GMs Harikrishna Pentala, Alex Onischuk, Var Akobian
2009 GMs Yuriy Kuzubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov
2010 GM Alex Onischuk
2011 GM Le Quang Liem
2012 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – GM Ray Robson (Open Champ)
2013 GMs Alexander Ipatov, Kayden Troff
2014 GM Illia Nyzhnyk
2015 GM Le Quang Liem
2016 GMs Sam Sevian, Ray Robson
2017 GMs Lazaro Bruzon, Yuniesky Quesada, Dariusz Swiercz
2018 GMs Jorge Cori and Illia Nyzhnyk