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18th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm round robin tournament from April 11th to April 15th of 2012.

This tournament is the 18th 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 by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO and the chief arbiter is Randy Hough, IA.

The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Roman Yankovsky (RUS), IM Larry Remlinger (USA), FM Mark Duckworth (USA), FM Visweswaran Kameswaran (IND), FM Harutyun Akopyan (USA), Yian Liou (USA), NM Brendan Purcell (USA), and NM Garush Manukyan (ARM). The IM norm is 6.5/9.0.

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The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 11th: 7:00 PM, 12th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 13th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 14th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 15th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.

The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Law Offices of Steinfl & Bruno, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

The standings can be found on the Metropolitan Chess, Inc. website at: http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php

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