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17th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational Print E-mail
By Ankit Gupta   
March 28, 2012
Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm round robin tournament from March 28th to April 1st of 2012. The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, Law Offices of Steinfl & Bruno, and Betty Bottom Showroom. 

This tournament is the 17th in its series and is being held in Suite C1002 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO and the chief arbiter is Randy Hough, IA. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Roman Yankovsky (RUS), FM Michael Casella (USA), FM Mark Duckworth (USA), FM Kameswaran Visweswaran (IND), Samuel Sevian (USA), Craig Clawitter (USA), Kofi Tatum (USA) and Robert Akopian (USA).

The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows - 28th: 7:00 PM, 29th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 30th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM,  31st : 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 1st: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. 

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site. The standings can be found on the  Metropolitan Chess , Inc. website at: http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php.