21st Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational – Robert Hess and Marc Arnold in the lead

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting a Grandmaster norm round robin tournament from August 3rd to August 7th of 2012.

This tournament is the 21st in its series and is being held at the Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO.

The participants include: GM Robert Hess (USA), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL), IM Enrico Sevillano (USA), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Roman Yankovsky (RUS), IM Mackenzie Molner (USA), FM Alexandre Kretchetov (RUS), IM Levon Altounian (USA) and IM Marc Arnold (USA).

Robert Hess

GM Robert Hess

The tournament is a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 3rd: 7:00 PM, 4th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 5th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 6th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 7th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.

After the first three days, the field is led by GM Robert Hess and IM Marc Arnold with a 4-2 each.

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

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

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