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!