SPICE Cup 2012 officially the highest rated event in US history!
The 2012 SPICE Cup Invitational at Webster University is now officially the highest rated International Invitational Round Robin tournament in U.S. history, breaking the record of the past 2 SPICE Cup (2010 and 2011 which were category 17). The 2012 Invitational is a category 18 tournament.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2705
GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) 2703
GM Ding Liren (China) 2702
GM Wesley So (Philippines) 2677
GM Csaba Balogh (Hungary) 2664
GM Georg Meier (Germany) 2646
The Webster University - SPICE Grandmasters with 5 players over 2600!
This is also a historic occurrence in college chess. No university has ever had 8 grandmasters enrolling in full time study at once.... [via Susan Polgar]
- India National Premier Chess Championship 2012 (Chessdom )