Lubbock isn't well known internationally as it is only the 84th largest US city with about 230,000 inhabitants.
Texas on the other hand, is both the second largest by size (behind Alaska), and the second largest by population (behind California).
The field was quite international with two Americans, two Europeans (a German and a Frenchman) as well as a Vietnamese and a Cuban.
'Spice' is an acronym for the 'Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence'. Hence the presence of the former World Women's Champion in the photo.
Classement final après la ronde 10
|1||Le Quang Liem||2717||VIE||XX||01||1=||==||==||11||17 (6.5)||2753|
|2||Leinier Dominguez Perez||2710||CUB||10||XX||==||11||==||==||15 (6)||2716|
|3||Georg Meier||2648||GER||0=||==||XX||=1||1=||=1||15 (6)||2729|
|4||Ray Robson||2583||USA||==||00||=0||XX||1=||=1||11 (4.5)||2634|
|5||Sebastien Feller||2668||FRA||==||==||0=||0=||XX||01||9 (4)||2581|
|6||Yuri Shulman||2608||USA||00||==||=0||=0||10||XX||7 (3)||2516|
The 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw system was used in Lubbock. However, for reference I have included the standard totals (1 for a win, 0.5 for a draw) in brackets.
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