The 1st Metropolitan International was held from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. 86 players competed in the 9-round Swiss open which is valid for FIDE title norms. Top seeded were reigning British champion GM Michael Adams (ENG), GM Loek van Wely of Netherlands and winner of the Chicago Open GM Timur Gareev.
A prize fund of 14,100 USD with additional best game prizes in the single section swiss tournament was announced.
Michael Adams won the 1st Metropolitan International chess tournament on Sunday, finishing clear first with 7.5 points and a full point ahead of the rest of the field. Adams claims 5000 USD prize and Swarovski trophy.
GM Loek Van Wely (NED 2683), GM Timur Gareev (UZB 2613), GM Robert Ruck (HUN 2569), GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL 2544), GM Mesgen Amanov (TKM 2544) and IM Conrad Holt (USA 2438) share the second place with 6.5 points each.
The tournament was organized by NM Ankit Gupta for Metropolitan Chess. 86 players competed.
This video recap features interviews with GM Adams, GM Mesgen Amanov, GM Loek van Wely, GM Varuzhan Akobian, IM Jack Peters, and IM Andranik Matikozyan.