Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm and a International Grandmaster norm round robin tournament in tandem from December 7th to December 11th of 2011.
This tournaments are the 13th and 14th in the series and are being held in Suite C1002 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournaments are both organized by Ankit Gupta, IO.
The participants in the 13th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational, a GM norm event, include: GM Georgiev Vladimir (MKD), GM Kekelidze Mikheil (GEO), GM Khachiyan Melikset (USA), IM Molner Mackenzie (USA), IM Arnold Marc (USA), IM Matikozyan Andranik (ARM), IM Sevillano Enrico (USA), IM Ginsburg Mark (USA), SM Yankovsky Roman (RUS), and FM Kiewra Keaton (USA).
The participants in the 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational, an IM norm event, include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Stopa Jacek (POL), IM Remlinger Larry (USA), FM Kavutskiy Konstantin (USA), WGM Abrahamyan Tatev (USA), FM Akopyan Harutyan (USA), CM Carreto Giovanni (MEX), SM Aleskerov Faik (AZE), NM Dan Lee (USA), and NM Robert Akopian (USA).
The tournaments will be 10 player round-robin events (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 7th: 7:00 PM, 8th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 9th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 10th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 11th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.
The IM norm in the 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational will be 6.5/9.0 whereas the GM norm in the 13th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational will be 6.5/9.0 as well.
The tournaments are sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.
The standings, updated daily, can be found on the Metropolitan Chess, Inc. website at: http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php after the tournaments begin.