|Metropolitan International Kicks Off with Adams Simul
|August 17, 2011
The Metropolitan International (August 17-21) begins tonight at 7:30 PM EST in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, the tournament's top seed English GM Michael Adams gave a 20 board simul. The average rating of the participants was about 2000. Adams scored 14 wins, 1 loss to Dean Arvidson and five draws with NM Samuel Sevain, NM Kayden Troff, Varun Krishnan, Agata Bykovtsev and Larry S. Smith.
There was also a pre-tournament dinner celebration with several of the top players.
See a preview video of the event from Ice Hat Creative, which includes interviews with Adams, GM Loek Van Wely, local GM Melikset Khachiyan and USCF's Organizer of the Year Ankit Gupta.
Find more information on the official website and look for further updates on CLO.