1st Metropolitan Chess International

August 17th to 21th, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA

In August 2011, GM Mickey Adams will participate in the 1st Metropolitan Chess International to be hosted by Metropolitan Chess, Inc. at the Sheraton in downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the fashion district.

The 1st Metropolitan Chess International will run from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Michael Adams square 2 Van Wely thinking

Michael Adams and Loek van Wely

A list of some of the players:

GM Michael Adams (ENG)

GM Loek van Wely (NED)

GM Ilya Smirin (ISR)

GM Timur Gareev (UZB)

GM Varuzhan Akobian (USA)

GM Robert Ruck (HUN)

GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL)

GM Mark Paragua (PHI)

GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA)

IM Enrico Sevillano (USA)

GM Mesgen Amanov (TKM)

IM Salvijus Bercys (USA)

GM Dmitry Gurevich (USA)

IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM)

SM Jorge Sammour-Hasbun (PLE)

IM Robert Hungaski (USA)

IM Mackenzie Molner (USA)

IM Conrad Holt (USA)

IM Darwin Yang (USA)

IM Levon Altounian (USA)

IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ)

IM Hafizulhelmi Mas (MAS)

IM Raja Panjwani (CAN)

IM Dionisio Aldama (MEX)
IM Max Cornejo (PER)

FM Farai Mandiza (ZIM)

FM Michael Lee (USA)

IM Daniel Rensch (USA)

IM Siddharth Ravichandran (IND)

IM Jack Peters (USA)

IM-elect Bence Szabo (HUN)

IM-elect Keaton Kiewra (USA)

IM-elect Robby Adamson (USA)

FM Joel Banawa (USA)

IM Jonathan Tayar (CAN)

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (USA)

FM Philip Wang (USA)

IM Ray Kaufman (USA)

FM Alisa Melekhina (USA)

IM Leon Piasetski (CAN)

NM Howard Chen (USA)

FM Elliott Liu (USA)

FM Ali Morshedi (USA)

FM Michael Langer (USA)

NM Alex Barnett (USA)

NM Alexander Chua (USA)

NM Yian Liou (USA)

NM Alex Cherniack (USA)

NM Kayden Troff (USA)

FM Pedram Atoufi (IRI)

FM Eugene Yanayt (USA)

CM Giovanni Nieto Carreto (MEX)

FM Harutyan Akopyan (USA)

NM Richard Wang (CAN)

NM Eric Rosen (USA)

NM Alessandro Steinfl (ITL)

SM Jeff Arnold (USA)

NM Dereque Kelley (USA)

NM Ryan Milisits (USA)

WIM Lorena Zepeda (ESA)

FM Dale Haessel (CAN)

NM Michael Bodek (USA)

NM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA)

FM Michael Kleinman (CAN)

NM Adarsh Jayakumar (USA)

NM Sam Sevian (USA)

NM Amanda Mateer (USA)

NM Ben Marmont (USA)

Thomas Ulrich (USA)

NM Michael Brown (USA)

NM Jimmy Heiserman (USA)

NM Vincent Huang (USA)

NM Varun Krishnan (USA)

WIM Sonia Zepeda (ESA)

NM Craig Clawitter (USA)

NM Robert Akopian (USA)

The tournament already has 29 registered foreign players, 11 grandmasters, and 50 FIDE titled players. Swiss System tournaments in which the competitors include at least 20 FIDE Rated players, not from the host federation, do not require individual foreign player requirements for norms.

Combined with a rating floor required for the tournament of 2200 FIDE (players lower rated than 2200 FIDE must contact and be approved by the organizers), and a minimum % of Grandmasters, the tournament has been created with intent on strong norm possibilities.

From the hand selected venue, to the one board per table promise, and the super-Grandmasters invited, every effort is being made to enhance the quality of the event to bring the players a chess event unlike any other “Open” in the United States — not an event to miss, especially if you are seeking norms.

Registration is still possible – e-mail ankit.gupta@metrochessla.com if you have interest. More information about the tournament is available at the official website.

Please take a moment to view the short video about the August 12-16, 2011, Metropolitan Chess Invitational Camp (with GM Michael Adams, GM Loek Van Wely, GM Melikset Khachiyan, and many other titled instructors). This camp is for participants of various age groups.

The full page of information on the camp can be found at the organization hosting the event here.

This camp leads into the 1st Metropolitan International which will be held from August 17-21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Metropolitan Chess, Inc was voted 2011 Chess Club of the Year by United States Chess Federation (USCF). NM Ankit Gupta, Chief Organizer of Metropolitan Chess, Inc, was voted 2011 Organizer of the Year by the USCF.