Monthly Archives: December 2014

6th Blitz – Results!

We ended 2014 with a real bang last night, as the 6th Spence Blitz featured two Californians, one Nebraskan on assignment in Korea, and a player new to the USCF! The first master to play a rated game at the Spence, Juan Diego Perea Del Pinot, won the event (and all the cash!) with 8/10. Tony Dutiel upheld the honor of his fellow Spenceans by finishing in clear second with 7/10.

This was probably the strongest (by elo) tournament we’ve held. Thanks to everybody for coming out, and a special thanks to Robert Shlyakhtenko for recognizing your humble TD as a columnist for Chess Life!

Results:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201412292562

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4th Quick – Results

(Sorry for the delay in posting results – I got the flu for Xmas.)

Results from the 4th Spence Quick:

John Hartmann and Steve Cusumano tied for first with 3.5/5. John Ward took the U1600 prize and Rich Gruber won the U1300 prize.

Full results available at the USCF website:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201412220892

4th G/40 – Results

Steve Cusumano is now 8/8 in his last eight rated games. Wow.

Congrats to Steve on winning the 4th Spence G/40 with a perfect 4/4. John Hartmann and C. Scott Look finished =2nd/3rd at 3.0/4. Were there an upset prize, Steve Behrens would have won it – he went 2.0/4 and his rating jumped 122 points!

Here is the link to the rating report on uschess.org.

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     Score

1. Cusumano,Steven J (3)………  NE 1756 W8    W3    W2    W4      4.0

2. Hartmann,John R (2)………..  NE 1771 W4    W5    L1    W7      3.0
3. Look,Scott (5)…………….  NE 1635 W6    L1    W5    W8      3.0

4. Behrens,Steven (6)…………  NE 1401 L2    W7    W6    L1      2.0

5. Gruber Iii, Richar (8)……..  NE 1200 W7    L2    L3    -H-     1.5

6. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1886 L3    W8    L4    -N-     1.0
7. Marshall,Joseph R (4)………  NE 1689 L5    L4    W8    L2      1.0

8. Schulze,Arnold (7)…………  NE 1363 L1    L6    L7    L3      0.0

4th G/40 – Rds 1, 2

Results from Rounds 1 and 2 of the 4th Spence G/40:

No.    Name                         St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Score

1. Hartmann,John R (2)………..  NE 1771 W5    W6      2.0
2. Cusumano,Steven J (3)………  NE 1756 W8    W4      2.0

3. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1886 L4    W8      1.0
4. Look,Scott (5)…………….  NE 1635 W3    L2      1.0
5. Behrens,Steven (6)…………  NE 1401 L1    W7      1.0
6. Gruber Iii, Richar (8)……..  NE 1200 W7    L1      1.0

7. Marshall,Joseph R (4)………  NE 1689 L6    L5      0.0
8. Schulze,Arnold (7)…………  NE 1363 L2    L3      0.0

TENTATIVE pairings for Round 3:

Bd     Scr    White                                               Scr    Black
101.    xxx    Hartmann,John R (2.0,1771)    xxx    Cusumano,Steven J (2.0,1756)
102.    xxx    Behrens,Steven (1.0,1401)    xxx    Dutiel,Tony (1.0,1886)
103.    xxx    Look,Scott (1.0,1635)    xxx    Gruber Iii, Richar (1.0,1200)
104.    xxx    Marshall,Joseph R (0.0,1689)    xxx    Schulze,Arnold (0.0,1363)