Amanov & Akopyan Top 12th FIDE Metropolitan Invitational Print E-mail
By Ankit Gupta   
November 16, 2011
Harut.jpgMetropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted an International Master norm round robin tournament on November 9th to 13th of 2011. The tournament was sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

This tournament is the 12th in its series and was held in Suite C998 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta and the chief arbiter was Randy Hough. The participants included: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Timothy Taylor (USA), FM Harutyan Akopyan (USA), WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (USA), NM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA), Vadim Kudryavtsev (RUS), FM Dale Haessel (CAN), FM Michael Casella (USA), and FM Kayden Troff (USA).
 
The tournament was a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 9th: 7:00 PM, 10th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 11th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 12th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 13th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM.

6.5 out of 9.0 was necessary for the IM norm. Going into the last round, FM Harutyan Akopyan needed a draw to achieve a norm, and after the start of the round he seemed as if he was worse -- however he was able to eventually equalize and achieve the draw.



Final Standings

IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Harutyan Akopyan- 6.5
FM Konstantin Kavutskiy-5.5
IM Taylor Timothy & WGM Tatev Abrahamyan-5.0
Vadim Kudryavtsev-4.5
IM Andranik Matikozyan- 4.0
FM Michael Casella & FM Kayden Troff-3.0
FM Dale Haessel-2.0
 
Keep updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com and by visiting the standings page http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php
 
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