"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Monday, September 29, 2008
SPICE Cup 2008: four co-champions
SPICE Cup 2008 is over. This tough tournament saw four co-champions out of ten participants. Sharing the top spots are GM Pentala, GM Kritz, GM Akobian, and GM Onischuk. SPICE Cup 2008 is a pretty strong tournament boasting an average rating of 2605 good for a category 15 event making it one of the strongest ever held in US soil. Next year GM Wesley So is set to compete in this event and the SPICE is aiming for a category 16-17. Below is one of my game pick from the tournament. It is not the best match of the tourney but I choose it because it is one of the most dramatic. Black has a completely winning position until he blew it all away with a blunder on his 31st moves, forcing him to resignjust seven moves later. Enjoy!