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Metropolitan Chess Hosts IM norm Tourney Feb 23-27 Print E-mail
By Ankit Gupta   
February 23, 2011
Metropolitan Chess will host a International Master norm round robin tournament on February 23rd to 27th of 2011. The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com,LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

Metropolitan Chess has a new website at www.metrochessla.com. Standings will be updated regularly at the website.

This tournament will be held in Suite C998 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, the chief arbiter is Randy Hough, and the deputy arbiter is Michael Belcher. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Timothy Taylor (USA), IM Jacek Stopa (POL), FM Alexandre Kretchetov, FM Joel Banawa, FM Michael Casella, FM Philip Wang, NM Konstantin Kavutskiy, NM Kayden Troff, and CM Giovanni Nieto Carreto. The FIDE average of the field is 2305, for a respectable category 4. Photos of some of the participants are shown below:

The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows - 23rd: 7:00 PM, 24th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 25th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 26th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 27th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site. There will be two master commentary days live on-site. These commentaries will also be viewable onwww.chess.com/tv

Commentaries will be at 6:00 PM on February 26th and 5:00 PM on February 27th for the 7th and 9th rounds of the tournament, respectively.

See a CLO video by Christian Glawe on the Jimmy Quon Memorial chess tournament , also held at the Metropolitan Chess Club.