11th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

11th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

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Zhanibek Amanov (Right) and Timur Gareev (Left); Photo: Betsy Dynako

 

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Grand Master norm round robin tournament on August 23 to 27 of 2011. The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

This tournament is the 11th in its series and is being held in Suite C998 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta and the chief arbiter is Randy Hough. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Raja Panjwani (CAN), GM Timur Gareev (UZB), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Mark Ginsburg (USA), IM Siddharth Ravichandran (IND), IM Mackenzie Molner (USA), and IM Levon Altounian (USA).

 
The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 23rd: 7:00 PM, 24th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 25th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 26th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 27th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.

 

Standings after round 7:

Name Score
GM Timur Gareev 5.5
IM Zhanibek Amanov 4.5
GM Dejan Bojkov 4.5
IM Raja Panjwani 4.0
IM Siddharth Ravichanran 3.5
IM Mackenzie Molner 3.5
IM Andranik Matikozyan 3.5
GM Melikset Khachiyan 3.0
IM Levon Altounian 2.0
IM Mark Ginsburg 1.0

 

The article will be updated tomorrow with some games from the event.


Keep updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com and by visiting the standings page http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php

 

6.5 out of 9.0 is necessary for the GM norm.

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