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2008 SPICE Cup – Round Three

September 19-28 in Lubbock, USA

Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas

Chief Organizer: Susan Polgar

Category: XV | FIDE Average: 2605.5 | USCF Average: 2666.5

September 19-28, 2008

Official website: www.SusanPolgar.blogspot.com

Order by drawing of lots

# Title – Name – FIDE – USCF – Country

1. GM Gregory Kaidanov 2605 – 2678 USA

2. GM Hannes Stefansson 2566 – 2598 Iceland

3. GM Julio Becerra 2598 – 2647 USA

4. GM Victor Mikhalevski 2592 – 2680 Israel

5. GM Varuzhan Akobian 2610 – 2656 USA

6. GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2555 – 2591 USA

7. GM Kamil Miton 2580 – 2702 Poland

8. GM Alexander Onischuk 2670 – 2741 USA

9. GM Harikrishna Pentala 2668 – 2724 India

10. GM Leonid Kritz 2610 – 2647 Germany

Round 1 results:

Akobian 1-0 Perelshteyn

Becerra 1/2 Onischuk

Stefansson 1/2 Pentala

Kaidanov 0-1 Kritz

Mikhalevski 1-0 Miton

Round 2 results:

Onischuk 1/2 Mikhalevski

Pentala 1/2 Becerra

Kritz 1/2 Perelshteyn

Kaidanov 1-0 Stefansson

Miton 1/2 Akobian

Round 3 results:

Stefansson 0-1 Kritz

Akobian 1/2 Onischuk

Mikhalevski 1/2 Pentala

Becerra 1/2 Kaidanov

Perelshteyn 1/2 Miton

SPICE Cup Stefansson Kritz

Hannes Stefansson – Leonid Kritz 0-1

Round 4 pairings:

Kritz – Miton

Pentala – Akobian

Onischuk – Perelshteyn

Kaidanov – Mikhalevski

Stefansson – Becerra

Standings after 3 rounds:

1. GM Leonid Kritz 2610 GER – 2.5

2-3. GM Varuzhan Akobian 2610 USA and GM Victor Mikhalevski 2592 ISR – 2.0

4-7. GM Pentala Harikrishna 2668 IND, GM Alexander Onischuk 2670 USA 1.5, GM Julio Becerra 2598 USA and GM Gregory Kaidanov 2605 USA – 1.5

8-9. GM Kamil Miton 2580 POL and GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2555 USA – 1.0

10. GM Hannes Stefansson 2566 ISL – 0.5

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