|Sevian Earns Final IM Norm in Metropolitan Invitational|
|By Ankit Gupta|
|December 26, 2012|
GM Melikset Khachiyan and World Under 12 Champion Samuel Sevian tied for first at the 23rd Metropolitan Chess Invitational with 6/9. Sevian earned his final IM norm at the Grandmaster norm round robin tournament held from December 19th to December 23rd, 2012, narrowly missing the GM norm by half a point.
He also won almost 50 USCF rating points at the event.
The tournament was held in Suite C855 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO. The participants included: GM Artur Chibukhchian (ARM), GM Alejandro Ramirez (USA), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Roman Yankovsky (RUS), IM Keaton Kiewra (USA), IM Victor Shen (USA), Samuel Sevian (USA), and IM Darwin Yang (USA).
The tournament was sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, the Law Offices of Steinfl & Bruno, EventForte Inc, and Betty Bottom Showroom. Keep updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com.