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.
GM Michael Adams, Photo Betsy Dynako

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.
Michael Adams vs. Samuel Sevian Photo Betsy Dynako

There was also a pre-tournament dinner celebration with several of the top players.
A pre-event toast, Photo Betsy Dynako

GM Alejandro Ramirez, Moira Kamgar and Elliott Liu, Photo Betsy Dynako

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.

1st Metropolitan International Chess Tournament Preview from Ice Hat Creative on Vimeo.

Find more information on the official website and look for further updates on CLO.