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March 17, 2009
Chessplayer and athlete: IM Robert Hess
The six-player Spice Spring Invitational (March 16-22, Lubbock, Texas) has just kicked off.  Young American star juniors IMs Ray Robson and Robert Hess join a field of three GMs and one other IM.

Ray Robson lost his first round game to the top seed, GM Georgi Kachieshvili.

In the other decisive game of the round, Robert Hess defeated Hungarian IM Gergely Antal. On the Black side of a Giuoco Piano, Hess discouraged and then prevented White from castling and crashed through with an exchange sacrifice.

Watch the games live on chessclub.com or monroi.com.

Schedule: Rounds 2-3 March 17 - 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, Round 4 March 18 - 5:00 PM, Rounds 5-6 March 19 - 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, Round 7: March 20 - 3:00 PM, Rounds 8-9 March 21 - 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, Round 10 March 22 - 11:00 AM

SPICE Cup Spring Invitational

Standings after one round

1-2. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, IM Robert Hess 1
3-4. GM Dashzegve Sharavdorj, Timur Gareev 1/2
5-6. IM Gergely Antal, IM Ray Robson 0