perfidious: <john b> Believe those tournaments were actually held in Santa Monica.
Not much difference, but if someone eventually submits a correction, might as well provide the correct venue at least.
In the link provided by <whiteshark>, had to laugh at this generalisation:
<....it is quite possible to guess what opening Black is going to go for purely from non-chess reasons. For example, if your opponent is in his 30s and is a dashing lawyer with fire in his eyes or he is a financial wizard connected with a leading bank probably he will essay the Sicilian, and at the same time affix you with a withering stare as if to say "alright, it's you or me". On the other hand, if the guy sitting opposite you is in his 40s or 50s and is a college professor or a medical doctor, more often than not he will opt for solidity with the Caro-Kann and play 1...c6....>
When I played the Caro-Kann, I was ready for a fight, same as anything else.