Vachier-Lagrave lifts the SPICE Cup
Monday, 22 October 2012 10:32
The Webster University and the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) have organized the category-18 SPICE Cup Invitational 2012 on 12-21st October, at the Webster’s home campus in Saint Louis.
Six players competed in the double round robin tournament. This was the highest-rated chess tournament of its kind in U.S. history.
Former World Junior Champion and French top player Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took a clear first place with 6.0/10 points. Last year SPICE Cup winner Le Quang Liem and three-time champion of China Ding Liren shared the second place with 5,5 points each.
Replay the games with computer analysis
1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – 6.0
2-3. Le Quang Liem, Ding Liren – 5.5
4. Wesley So – 5.0
5-6. Csaba Balogh, Georg Meier – 4.0
Alongside the SPICE Cup Invitational, the SPICE Cup Open took place on 16-20th October at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel. GM Ray Robson, member of the USA national team, took a clear first place with 7 points.