2017 Spice Cup 13 - Paul Truong

Lessons from the 2017 SPICE Cup

Last week one of my favorite yearly events, the Spice Cup Open, concluded in Saint Louis, Missouri. With both Webster University and Saint Louis University now fielding powerful rosters of Grandmasters, the Spice Cup had a total of 22 GMs, many of them representing foreign federations, which makes the Spice Cup a great tournament for norm seekers.

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Mika Brattain at the 2015 U.S. Junior Championships. Photo: Austin Fuller

Four Tie in Indianapolis Open

Four players finished tied for first in the Indianapolis Open held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Indianapolis Airport from August 27-29. GM Priyadharshan Kannappan, IM Ron Burnett, SM Mika Brattain and NM Jason Wang all scored 4-1 to tie for first and take $975, with Brattain taking an extra $100 for the best tiebreaks.

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IM Andrey Gorovets at the 2015 National Chess Congress

Gorovets Wins the Manhattan Open

IM Andrey Gorovets won the Manhattan Open with a score of 4 ½ – 1/2, taking the $2000 first prize and $100 clear first bonus. His path to victory was slightly unusual, but was very dominant.

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