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1st Metropolitan International-- Live on Chess.com!

  • IM dpruess
  • on 11/13/10, 10:38 AM.

Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 and 20 and 21, chess.com will be broadcasting a full international chess tournament via the new analysis board feature in live! The tounament is the 1st Metropolitan Chess Club International IM Norm Tournament. Rounds are at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM each day. To watch the games, just log in to live, and then click on the analysis board tab, then observe. The games are freely publicly viewable for anyone.

The ninth round will be covered on chess.com/tv instead of in live. It will feature commentary from GM Melikset Khachiyan! It will be the tv debut for the great teacher who has already contributed so much to chess.com through his video lessons.

Participants are:

Name

USCF Rating

FIDE Rating

Federation

FIDE Title

Amanov, Zhanibek

2344

2400

Kazakhstan

IM

Taylor, Timothy

2362

2317

USA

IM

Sevillano, Enrico

2566

2508

USA

IM

Banawa, Joel

2433

2356

USA

FM

Kretchetov, Alexandre

2354

2361

Russia

FM

Abrahamyan, Tatev

2416

2352

USA

WFM

Kavutskiy, Konstantin

2249

2165

USA

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Gupta, Ankit

2324

2230

USA

---

Yankovsky, Roman

2574

2386

Russia

---

Manukyan, Garush 2302 Armenia FM

Here are some pictures from the first round, which was played Friday night:

 

 

The beautiful, professional set up is impressive for the first tournament organized by the Metropolitan Chess Club, TD Michael Belcher, and Ankit Gupta.

More professionalism in the organization: drinks are provided.

 

 

IM Tim Taylor developing his first bishop of the tournament.

 

 

WFM Tatev Abrahamyan's great focus may be the reason for her great results this past year!

First round results:

Tatev Abrahamyan (1) - Konstantin Kavutskiy (0)
Ankit Gupta (0) - Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Enrico Sevillano (1/2) - Joel Banawa (1/2)
Timothy Taylor (0) - Roman Yankovsky (1)

Round 2 results:

Kretchetov - Amanov 1/2
Yankovsky - Sevillano 1/2
Banawa - Gupta 1/2
Kavutskiy - Taylor 1-0
Manukyan - Abrahamyan 1/2

The game Kavutskiy-Taylor was an impressive game. All games for rounds 3+4 will be available in PGN tonight.

I will update this story with some more info during the day. Let us know if you find the event exciting, and would like to see more tournaments like this broadcast on chess.com. If you'd like to help support future tournaments of this nature in L.A. by these same organizers, get in touch with member Gupta688 on chess.com.

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  • 3 years ago

    qixel

    dpruess wrote:

    Let us know if you find the event exciting, and would like to see more tournaments like this broadcast on chess.com.

    First, anything that brings L.A. and/or California chess to a broader audience I'm in favor of.  L.A. has a vibrant chess scene especially centered around Glendale and the Westside which most people don't know about. 

    Second, I think the Metropolitan International, "Carlsen v World", and the chess.com tv coverage of US Women's and Juniors' are good beginnings for chess.com's entrance into live tournament coverage.  Obviously, ICC has a huge headstart in this area...but you've got to begin somewhere.  (At least each of these events used a different methodology, so you are probably learning a lot.)

    I mean it would be nice to include commentary for the Metropolitan International tournament...even bad commentary is better than no commentary at all.  (I'm not talking about live video commentary which I see Khachiyan is providing for round 9...but just written commentary.)  But just having some of the games displayed is useful.

    I'm hoping that Khachiyan's commentary will be available to non-premium members as well...not that we deserve it, but just as a way to introduce what you are doing to the broader chess.com community.

    I don't suppose DGT or MonRoi feeds (or other technologies that I probably don't know about) are a possibility?  Maybe working on this type of thing with California tournaments (like your January Berkeley tournament) could be something to shoot for? 

    Like everything, I guess it all boils down to money.  Still, keep up the good work anyway you can !

    Amy

  • 3 years ago

    NM Gupta688

    Current standings can be found here:

    http://www.chess.com/news/1st-metropolitan-chess-fide-invitational-midway-report-8485

    Also included in the above link are some games profiling the current success of norm contender SM Roman Yankovsky and tournament leader IM Zhanibek Amanov.

  • 3 years ago

    NM Gupta688

    We'll input all the games from rounds 1-5 tonight, so chess.com viewers can see them all.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    i don't understand, Buddy.

    here's what you should see:

    and under action it has a "view" link (which does not show on mine, bc i'm already viewing. this is what's showing right now. (rd 5 has started 20 min ago)

  • 3 years ago

    restinpeace

    Is chess.com posting the results of the games here in the site?

  • 3 years ago

    snikwa

    Can they show more then one game per round? Rounnd 4 they only showing one game. Yesterday I noticed people were asking for Tatev's game. She is playing Taylor right now, but I can't see the game :(

  • 3 years ago

    BehemothTheCat

    Are the games saved anywhere after they finish?

  • 3 years ago

    vowles_23

    Nice pictures, thanks.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    the next round has started.

  • 3 years ago

    rorschach1985

    ok, thanks.  That's why I'm not getting the games.  They haven't started yet.

  • 3 years ago

    snikwa

    Tournament in in Los Angeles, so it's 3 hours difference from New York

  • 3 years ago

    rorschach1985

    Ok, a stupid question perhaps, but what time zone are the starting times that are mentioned.  I am going with 4:30 my time which is Eastern Time, but I think that the tournement is taking place on the west coast which could be why I am not seeing any games yet.

  • 3 years ago

    WanderingWinder

    I'm interested to know how many ponts are needed for an IM norm. Also, am I misremembering the foreigner requirements for norms? I thought you needed players from at least three federations other than your own

  • 3 years ago

    snikwa

    T/hey disconnected in the middle. I was watching the games, and they stopped putting moves in..

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    the names of the players are in the naming of the board (so the white tab above the board).

    the games couldnt' be found when you looked Buddy, bc some technical issues delayed the start. the first couple games are now up and running, and can be found exactly by the steps you described. play-->live-->play live chess-->analysis tab-->view

  • 3 years ago

    qixel

    OK, I found the games.  Go to Live Chess, then click on the Analysis tab.  Then click on View, to view the game you want.  (The game itself displays that both sides are being played by Gupta688, but that's because he's apparently entering the moves manually.)  The games are Kretchetov (White) versus IM Amanov (Black) and Yankovsky (White) versus Sevillano (Black).

    Amy

  • 3 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Link?

  • 3 years ago

    snikwa

    Anyone found the games? It seems impossioble to find...

  • 3 years ago

    LaskerFan

    Wow! Thanks!

  • 3 years ago

    qixel

    Hmm...is anyone else not finding this?

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