IM Irina Krush is back at SPICE! She is the lone woman playing in this exciting event, and she is gunning for a second GM norm. To earn it, she will need to score 6.0 in 9 rounds - a tall order. I am rooting for her. Good luck to Irina.
Round 1 action begins this afternoon. Susan Polgar's blog and Monroi.com will be providing coverage. (Hmmm, as of the time of making this post, I could not find any link to coverage of the SPICE Spring Invitational at the Monroi website). Here are the match-ups for Round 1:
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Round 1 (FIDE ratings listed)
IM Krush (2461) - GM Finegold (2534)
IM Antal (2511) - FM Yang (2378)
IM Kuljasevic (2552) - GM Kraai (2508)
FM Hansen (2415) - IM Ippolito (2466)
IM Papp (2542) - GM Becerra (2538)