World Champion Anand in Los Angeles in August 2012

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Metropolitan Chess, Inc. will be hosting IGM and World Champion Viswanathan Anand in August 2012. He will be leading as an instructor at the Metropolitan 2012 Invitational Camp. This will mark the first time in 17 years that Viswanathan Anand will come to the United States for a chess related purpose.

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Metro Chess 2012 Invitational Camp Promo from Ice Hat Creative on Vimeo.

The last time IGM Anand was in the United States was for the 1995 World Championship match with Garry Kasparov -- that was held in New York.

Another eight instructors will be teaching at the camp: IGM Loek van Wely, IGM Melikset Khachiyan, IGM Robert Hess, IGM Var Akobian, IM Armen Ambartsoumian, IM Andranik Matikozyan, IM Zhanibek Amanov, and FM Aviv Friedman. This will be the strongest team of instructors assembled for an instructional camp in the United States.

On August 13th, 2012, at the conclusion of the camp, IGM Anand will be conducting a 20-board simul that will be broadcast on various chess websites.

A soundbite of IGM Loek van Wely from the 2011 edition of the camp can be seen below:

Loek van Wely Invitational Chess Camp from Ice Hat Creative on Vimeo.

 

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