Chess in L.A: 13th & 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitationals
By Ankit Gupta   
December 7, 2011
MC_Logo.jpgMetropolitan Chess, Inc . is hosting an International Master norm and a International Grandmaster norm round robin tournament in tandem from December 7th to December 11th of 2011. The tournaments are sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc,, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

This tournaments are the 13th and 14th in the series and are being held in Suite C1002 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournaments are both organized by Ankit Gupta, IO.

The participants in the 13th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational, a GM norm event, include: GM Georgiev, Vladimir (MKD), GM Kekelidze, Mikheil (GEO), GM Khachiyan, Melikset (USA), IM Molner, Mackenzie (USA), IM Arnold, Marc (USA), IM Matikozyan, Andranik (ARM), IM Sevillano, Enrico (USA), IM Ginsburg, Mark (USA), SM Yankovsky, Roman (RUS), and FM Kiewra, Keaton (USA).
The participants in the 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational, an IM norm event, include: IM Zhanibek, Amanov (KAZ), IM Stopa, Jacek (POL), IM Remlinger, Larry (USA), FM Kavutskiy, Konstantin (USA), WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev (USA), FM Akopyan, Harutyan (USA), CM Carreto, Giovanni (MEX), SM Aleskerov, Faik (AZE), NM Dan Lee (USA), and NM Robert Akopian (USA).

The tournaments will be 10 player round-robin events (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 7th: 7:00 PM, 8th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 9th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 10th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 11th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.

The IM norm in the 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational will be 6.5/9.0 whereas the GM norm in the 13th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational will be 6.5/9.0 as well.

The standings, updated daily, can be found on the Metropolitan Chess, Inc. website at: after the tournaments begin.