Friday, November 5, 2010

So vs Perelshteyn, Spice Cup 2010

spice-cup-2010-176705 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a game of GM Wesley So of the Philippines playing in the Spice Cup 2010. The 2010 SPICE Cup is taking place on Thursday, October 28 - Sunday, November 7 (B group ends on November 5) at the beautiful campus of Texas Tech University, Lubbock in Texas, USA. This prestigious event is growing bigger every year. It is currently the highest rated international invitational tournament in U.S. history to date.

The tournament is divided into groups A and B. The format of the A group will once again be a 6-player DRR (category 16) event. The average FIDE rating of the A group is 2631, which is tied with the 2009 SPICE Cup A group. While the B group will be a 10-player (category 10 - 2486 / 22375) RR event.

SPICE Cup Round 7 B 6 A 041 Wesley So (pix left) is playing in group A of the tournament. The following is a game between GM Wesley So and GM Eugene Perelshteyn of the USA in round 7 of the Spice Cup 2010 where the Caro-Kann Opening transpired.

[Event "Spice Cup 2010, Texas, USA"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2010.11.05"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Wesley, So"]
[Black "*GM_Perelshteyn, Perelshteyn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D38"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3
Ne4 9. Nd2 Nxg3 10. hxg3 c6 11. a3 Be7 12. Qc2 Be6 13. O-O-O Nd7 14. e4 Nb6 15.
e5 Qc7 16. f4 O-O-O 17. Bd3 Kb8 18. f5 Bd7 19. f6 Bf8 20. Nf3 Rg8 21. Bh7 Rh8
22. Bd3 Rg8 23. b4 a5 24. Qb3 Nc4 25. Bxc4 dxc4 26. Qxc4 axb4 27. axb4 Be6 28.
d5 Bxd5 29. Nxd5 Rxd5 30. Rxd5 cxd5 31. Qxc7+ Kxc7 32. Kc2 Bxb4 33. Rxh6 Kd7
34. Rh7 Ke6 35. g4 Bc5 36. Rg7 Ra8 37. Nxg5+ Kxe5 38. Rxf7 Ra2+ 39. Kd3 Ra3+
40. Ke2 Ra2+ 41. Kf3 Ra3+ 42. Ke2 Ra2+ 43. Ke1 1/2-1/2

After a series of checks by black on the white king, a draw was agreed.

To read more about the SPICE Cup 2010 organised by Susan Polgar Foundation and the Knight Raiders, please visit the following link below:-
SPICE website:

Texas Tech University - Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence
(picture courtesy of SPICE Chess Cup 2010 organisers)

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