Metropolitan Chess Hosts Norm Tourney Feb. 22-26
By Ankit Gupta   
February 21, 2012
Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm round robin tournament from February 22nd to 26th of 2012. The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc,, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom. 

This tournament is the 16th in its series and is being held in Suite C1002 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized byAnkit Gupta, FA, IO and the chief arbiter isRandy Hough, IA. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Larry Remlinger (USA), FM Alexandre Kretchetov (RUS), FM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA), FM Kayden Troff (USA), Alexander King (USA), CM Giovanni Carreto (MEX), NM Michael Bodek (USA) and FM Philip Xiao Wang (USA). The IM norm is 6.5/9.0.

The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows - 22nd: 7:00 PM, 23rd: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 24th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 25th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 26th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site

The standings can be found on the MetropolitanChess, Inc. website at: