GM norm for Mogranzini in SPICE Cup Print
Sunday, 23 October 2011 05:41
The 5th annual SPICE Cup, the highest rated international RR invitational tournament in U.S. history, is currently ongoing in Lubbock, Texas.

The 2011 SPICE Cup A group takes place on October 15-25. The B and C groups take place on October 15-19. The FIDE Amateur Rated Open will take place on October 21-23. All sections are being held on the beautiful campus of Texas Tech University.

GM Anatoly Bykhovsky won the B Group with 6.5 points. IM Roberto Mogranzini from Italy succeeded in obtaining a GM norm despite the loss in the penultimate round.

In the C Group the winner is GM Ben Finegold, the A Group continues.

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Group A round 7 standings:
1. GM L. Dominguez 2710 (CUB) - 5.0
2. GM Le Quang Liem 2717 (VIE) - 4.5
3. GM Georg Meier 2648 (GER) (Texas Tech Student) - 3.5
4. GM Ray Robson 2583 (USA) - 3.0
5-6. GM Sebastien Feller 2668 (FRA) and GM Yury Shulman 2608 (USA) - 2.5

Group B final standings:
1. GM Anatoly Bykhovsky ISR 2521 - 6.5
2. IM Roberto Mogranzini 2439 ITA - 6.0
3-5. IM Mackenzie Molner 2453, IM Darwin Yang 2439 and IM Enrico Sevillano 2490 - 5.0
6-7. IM Marc Arnold 2505 and GM Mesgen Amanov 2541 TKM - 4.0
8-9. GM Denes Boros 2508 HUN (Texas Tech Student) and IM Dean Ippolito 2477 - 3.5
10. IM Lev Milman 2452 - 2.5

Group C final standings:
1. GM Ben Finegold 2489 - 6.5
2-3. GM Joshua Friedel 2518 and IM Levon Altounian 2429 - 6.0
4-7. GM Andre Diamant 2505 BRA (Texas Tech Student), IM John Bartholomew 2440, IM Vitaly Neimer 2373 ISR (Texas Tech Student) and SM Faik Aleskerov 2316 AZE (Texas Tech Student) - 4.5
8. GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2534 - 4.0
9. SM Matthew Herman 2414 - 2.5
10. FM Kayden Troff 2306 - 2.0


 
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