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12th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted an International Master norm round robin tournament on November 9th to 11th of 2011. This tournament is the 12th in its series and was held in Suite C998 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079.

The tournament was a 10 player round-robin (all play all). 6.5 out of 9.0 was necessary for the IM norm. Going into the last round, FM Harutyan Akopyan needed a draw to achieve a norm, and after the start of the round he seemed as if he was worse – however he was able to eventually equalize and clinch the necessary draw.

Final Standings:
IM Zhanibek Amanov – 6.5
FM Harutyan Akopyan – 6.5
FM Konstantin Kavutskiy – 5.5
IM Taylor Timothy – 5.0
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan – 5.0
Vadim Kudryavtsev – 4.5
IM Andranik Matikozyan – 4.0
FM Michael Casella – 3.0
FM Kayden Troff – 3.0
FM Dale Haessel – 2.0

The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta and the chief arbiter was Randy Hough. The tournament was sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

Keep updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com. Metropolitan Chess, Inc. voted 2011 Chess Club of the Year by United States Chess Federation.

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