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September 19, 2008
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GM Julio Becerra faces GM Alexander Onischuk. Photo Paul Truong
The highest rated 10-player International round-robin in U.S. History, the SPICE Cup, kicked off on Friday, Sept 19, at 3 PM EST in Lubbock, Texas. The first round features some great GM match-ups, including Julio Becerra- Alexander Onischuk, pictured above. Click here for the official press release. 

Watch the games live from September 19-28 on Monroi.com or the Internet Chess Club. The games start at 3 PM EST, except for the last round which begins at 2 PM EST. Sept.23 is a free day. Also check out the live video feed!

SPICE Cup Photo Gallery by Paul Truong

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GM Varuzhan Akobian against defending champ GM Eugene Perlshteyn

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The 2008 Spice Cup will go to the champion

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GM Viktor Mikhalevski plays GM Kamil Miton

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GM Gregory Kaidanov battles GM Leonid Kritz of Germany

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All the participants with their welcome gifts, and GM Susan Polgar


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GM Hannes Stefansson of Iceland matches wits with the #2 seed behind Onischuk, Harikrishna Pentala of India 



 
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