Adams Wins Metropolitan Chess International

Adams Wins Metropolitan Chess International

Aug 23, 2011, 11:14 AM 8,809 Reads 28 Comments Chess event coverage

The top seed Michael Adams (pictured) triumphed at the 1st Metropolitan Chess International in Los Angeles, with a score of 7½/9.

In the 9-round Swiss event, Loek Van Wely was among the pack of half-dozen players a point behind on 6½/9.

Congratulations also to FM Michael Lee, who achieved an IM norm with his 5½/9 score.

The tournament was organised by NM Ankit Gupta for Metropolitan Chess. The Metropolitan Chess organisation aims to promote chess through community outreach and partnerships, and to provide opportunities for chess players through regular GM/IM norm tournaments.

Much of the event was covered live at TV, and is available for replay to premium members. Also, an excellent 5 minute professional video recap of the final rounds is available at Vimeo here, thanks to Ice Hat Creative, featuring interviews with several of the players.

Earlier videos of the tournament from Ice Hat Creative are available here and here (including an interview with Danny Rensch!).

The full results can be found at this page (scroll down past the schedule).

The top finishers were:

 Name Nat Elo Pts
 Michael Adams ENG 2715 7.5
 Loek Van Wely NED 2683 6.5
 Timur Gareev UZB 2613 6.5
 Robert Ruck HUN 2569 6.5
 Dejan Bojkov BUL 2544 6.5
 Mesgen Amanov TKM 2544 6.5
 Conrad Holt USA 2438 6.5
 Varuzhan Akobian USA 2613 6.0
 Darwin Yang USA 2434 6.0
 Robert Hungaski USA 2495 5.5
 Enrico Sevillano USA 2492 5.5
 Salvijus Bercys USA 2487 5.5
 Dmitry Gurevich USA 2479 5.5
 Andranik Matikozyan ARM 2451 5.5
 Mackenzie Molner USA 2447 5.5
 Levon Altounian USA 2431 5.5
 Daniel Rensch USA 2410 5.5
 Michael Lee USA 2395 5.5
 Mark Ginsburg USA 2387 5.5
 Siddharth Ravichandran IND 2387 5.5
 Zhanibek Amanov KAZ 2382 5.5
 William Duckworth USA 2352 5.5
 Keaton Kiewra USA 2351 5.5
 Garush Manukyan ARM 2292 5.5
 Kayden Troff USA 2282 5.5


Unfortunately, the games scores don't appear to be available at the official website at the moment.  If anyone has found them, please let me know!

UPDATE: Two games that won "best game of the round" prizes:



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