GM Timur Gareev Claims 11th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted an International Grand Master norm round robin tournament on August 23 to 27 of 2011. This tournament is the 11th 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 GM norm. Going into the last round, IM Zhanibek Amanov needed a win to achieve a norm, however he was unable to beat the venerable IM Mark Ginsburg.

Final Standings:
GM Timur Gareev UZB 2613 – 7.0
GM Dejan Bojkov BUL 2544 – 6.5
IM Zhanibek Amanov KAZ 2382 – 5.5
IM Raja Panjwani CAN 2420 – 4.5
IM Siddharth Ravichanran IND 2387 – 4.5
IM Mackenzie Molner USA 2447 – 4.0
IM Andranik Matikozyan ARM 2451 – 4.0
GM Melikset Khachiyan ARM 2505 – 4.0
IM Levon Altounian USA 2431 – 2.5
IM Mark Ginsburg USA 2387 – 2.5

Keep updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com and by visiting the standings page http://metrochessla.com/schedule.php

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

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