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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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Final Report on the 88th FIDE Congress 2017 in Antalya, Turkey

The US Chess Delegation to the 2017 FIDE Congress consisted of four people: Grant Oen, Walter Brown, Michael Khodarkovsky, and Ruth Haring.  As usual, we worked together to attend and participate in as many of the FIDE Commission meetings as possible and bring to light any issues of concern to US Chess membership.

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