4-Way Tie at SPICE Cup
September 28, 2008
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GMs Varuzhan Akobian, Harikrishna Pentala, Alexander Onischuk, Leonid Kritz and Susan Polgar. Photo Paul Truong

The SPICE CUP ended in a four-way tie for first between GMs Varuzhan Akobian, Alexander Onischuk, Leonid Kritz and Harikrishna Pentala, all of whom scored 5.5/9.

Onischuk and Pentala both had to win their final round games, against Stefannson and Kaidanov respectively, to earn their spots at the top of the crosstable.





Check out the previous CLO reports (After round 3 and round 6.) For more see the final crosstables , Susan Polgar's blog and Monroi.com's SPICE Cup blog and games page.

2008 SPICE CUP International Invitational
Final Standings
1-4. GMs Pentala, Harikrishna IND 2668, Onischuk, Alexander USA 2670 5½, Kritz, Leonid GER 2610 and Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2610 5½
5. GM Becerra, Julio USA 2598 5
6. GM Mikhalevski, Victor ISR 2592 4½
7. GM Perelshteyn, Eugene USA 2555 4
8-9. GM Kaidanov, Gregory  USA 2605 and Miton, Kamil g POL 2580 3½
10. GM Stefansson, Hannes  ISL 2566 2½