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

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

dpruess
IM dpruess
Nov 13, 2010, 10:38 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

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

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Yankovsky, Roman

2574

2386

Russia

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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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