Here's the group A latest update for 2009 SPICE Cup slated September 19-29 in Texas where our own Wesley So has confirmed his participation.
There will be an A and B group in this year's SPICE Cup. Group A will be at least a category 16 (average FIDE rating of 2626 and above) event or perhaps even a category 17 (average FIDE rating of 2651 and above) event. This will break the U.S. record of last year's SPICE Cup of category 15.
Confirmed players for group A (6-player DRR) so far are:
GM Wesley So 2650 - PHI (#7 junior under 20 in the world)
GM Yuriy Kuzubov 2630 - UKR (#8 junior under 20 in the world)
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2618 - USA (2008 SPICE Cup Co-Champion - 2-time Olympiad Bronze Medalist)
(Other players have already been tentatively confirmed with 2 potential players over 2700!)
All ratings listed are FIDE ratings.
Source Susan PolgarFoundation.org
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