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Saturday, August 20, 2011

1st Metropolitan Chess International R3: Michael Adams, Loek Van Wely and Varuzhan Akobian lead

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Hi everyone,

The 1st Metropolitan International is running from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. A total of 86 players compete in the 9-round Swiss open which is valid for FIDE title norms. Top seeded are reigning British champion GM Michael Adams (ENG), GM Loek van Wely (NED) of Netherlands and winner of the Chicago Open GM Timur Gareev. 

According to, GM Michael Adams, GM Loek Van Wely, and GM Varuzhan Akobian are in the lead with 3.0 points after 3 rounds. The event boasts 10 grandmasters, over 20 foreign players, over 50 titled players. More information on the official website.
There is a prize fund of 14,100 USD with additional best game prizes in the single section swiss tournament.

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