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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Metropolitan Chess Begins for IM Norms

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Hi everyone,

Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is hosting an International Master norm round robin tournament from October 10th to October 14th of 2012. The tournament is sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Law Offices of Steinfl & Bruno,, MonRoi, LawyerFy, EventForte, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

This tournament is the 22nd in its series and is being held in Suite C855 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079. The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, FA, IO. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Larry Remlinger (USA), FM Mark Duckworth (USA), FM Michael Casella (USA), FM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA), NM Samuel Sevian (USA), NM Garush Manukyan (ARM), NM Robert Akopian (USA) and NM Madiyar Amerkeshev (KAZ).

The tournament will be a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 10th: 7:00 PM, 11th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 12th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 13th: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 14th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come to watch the games in person at the tournament site.

The standings can be found on the Metropolitan Chess, Inc. website at:

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