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1st Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational Print E-mail
By Ankit Gupta   
November 5, 2010
The Metropolitan Chess Club in downtown Los Angeles will be holding a 9-RR FIDE Invitational over November 12th – 14th and 20th – 21st. The tournament is being sponsored by www.chess.com, www.LawyerFy.com, and Fashion Business, Inc.

The tournament is being directed by Michael Belcher and Hal Bogner is acting as the international FIDE arbiter.

The tournament is a category 4 FIDE event with a respectable FIDE average of 2334 between the 10 players. The norm seekers need 6.0 out of 9.0 to get an International Master norm.

The venue will be the California Market Center, located at 110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles CA 90079. The time control for the main event will be 40/90 + G/30 with 30 second increment. All games will be relayed live on www.chess.com.

The first round is at 7:00 PM on the 12th of November. For the rest of the rounds, the round times are at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM on the 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st of November. Spectators are encouraged and welcome to come. Parking will be validated if you are leaving after 7:00 PM on the weekend days. Upon arrival, ask for the chess tournament at the main desk in the lobby and you will be directed to the proper floor.

The player field will consist of 10 players, and the pairings are based on the Berger Pairing System. See crosstable and photos of all the participants below: