Metropolitan Chess - Yian Liou, Samuel Sevian Pick up Norms
FM Yian Liou and NM Samuel Sevian tied first for the Metropolitan Chess Inc Closed Chess Tournament. The tournament had two IM norms achieved by FM Yian Liou and NM Samuel Sevian. This completes Sevian's 2nd IM norm, and Liou's 1st.
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Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted an International Master norm round robin tournament from July 11-15, 2012. The tournament was sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, MonRoi, LawyerFy, the Law Offices of Steinfl & Bruno, EventForte Inc, and Betty Bottom Showroom.
This tournament was the 20th in its series and was held 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. The participants included: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Larry Remlinger (USA), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), FM Yian Liou (USA), FM Mark Duckworth (USA), WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (USA), NM Garush Manukyan (ARM), NM Samuel Sevian (USA), Ignacio Sainz Aguirre (MEX) and Kesav Viswanadha (USA). The tournament was a 10 player round-robin (all play all). Stay updated with events by Metropolitan Chess, Inc, by visiting www.metrochessla.com.
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