1st Metropolitan International

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

Michael Adams square 2

The 1st Metropolitan International will run from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Already several GMs are committed, including the likes of GM Mickey Adams (ENG), GM Loek van Wely (NED), GM Ilya Smirin (ISR) and many more.

The tournament already has 16 registered foreign players, and should shortly hit 20 foreign players, making norm requirements lax. 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 the absolute maximum norm possibilities.

There is a prize fund of 14,100 USD with additional best game prizes in the single section swiss tournament.

From the elaborate opening ceremony sponsored by Fashion Business, Inc, to 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 States — not an event to miss, especially if you are seeking norms.

More information about the tournament, including our pre-registered player list, and registration information is available at the official website.

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