FM Eric Hansen invited to SPICE Spring International

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    I believe FM Eric Hansen is the first Canadian to be invited to Susan Polgar's series of internationals. He has good chances for the IM norm and also chances for a GM norm. It also gives us someone to root for when we follow that tournament. Ben Finegold got his long awaited GM title last year at a SPICE International and the young phenom Ray Robson got an important GM norm there. Details at Susan Polgar's blog today.

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    Re: FM Eric Hansen invited to SPICE Spring International

    One of the top Canadian Juniors confirmed for SPICE Spring Invitational
    FM Eric Hansen, one of the top Canadian junior players, has confirmed for the 2010 SPICE Spring Invitational.

    The 2010 SPICE Spring Invitational will take place in March (13-19) at the beautiful campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Robert Hess got his 2nd GM norm last year in this event and he went on to become a GM shortly after that, along with a break through year. Who will get the GM norm(s) this year?

    Confirmed players so far include:

    - IM Gabor Papp (HUN) 2578 USCF - 2547 FIDE (GM norm) - Texas Tech Student
    - IM Davorin Kuljasevic (CRO) 2585 USCF - 2544 FIDE (2 GM norms) - Texas Tech Student
    - GM Ben Finegold (USA) 2616 USCF - 2531 FIDE (earned GM title at 2009 SPICE Cup B group)
    - IM Gergely Antal (HUN) 2557 USCF - 2509 FIDE (2 GM norms) - Texas Tech Student
    - IM Irina Krush (USA) 2492 USCF - 2455 FIDE (GM norm)
    - GM Amon Simutowe (ZAM) 2453 USCF - 2453 FIDE
    - IM Dean Ippolito (USA) 2534 USCF - 2447 FIDE
    - FM Eric Hansen (CAN) 2426 USCF - 2406 FIDE

    The names of one more GM and IM will be confirmed shortly. GM norm is expected to be 6 points (out of 9 games) and IM norm is expected to be 4 points (out of 9 games).

    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2009...or-growth.html

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