Hess on Fire in Texas
March 19, 2009
Robert Hess
At the Spring SPICE Invitational at Texas Tech, IM Robert Hess is tearing it up with 5/6. With four rounds to go, he needs just 1.5/4 for his second GM norm. Update: Hess defeats GM Gareev to clinch his second GM norm (9 rounds).

Robert won quickly in his last game against IM Antal:


In the head to head battle against Ray Robson, Robert won on time:


But Robson has been picking up since a slow start, winning back to back games against GMs.



Root on Robert and watch the games live on chessclub.com or monroi.com.  Also, check www.SPICE.ttu.edu, the SPICE website for more info and photos.

Schedule:  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