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Friday, June 15, 2012

Metropolitan Chess - IM Norms for Three in Los Angeles

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Hi everyone,

Some chess news from Los Angeles.

The Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted an International Master norm round robin tournament from June 6-10. It was the 19th in a special series organized by the center in Suite C855 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO and the chief arbiter was Randy Hough, IA.

The participants included: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Larry Remlinger (USA), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM),FM Victor Shen (USA), FM CJ Arvind (IND), FM Kayden Troff (USA), NM Arun Sharma (USA), NM Alexander King (USA), NM Samuel Sevian (USA) and NM Vadim Kudryavtsev (RUS).

The tournament was a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 6th: 7:00 PM, 7th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 8th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 9th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 10th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. The tournament had three IM norms achieved by FM Victor Shen, NM Arun Sharma, and NM Samuel Sevian – all three also equal tied for first. This completes Shen’s 2nd IM norm, and Sharma and Sevian’s 1st.

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

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