February 23rd to 27th of 2011 in Los Angeles, USA
Metropolitan Chess will host an International Master norm round robin tournament on February 23rd to 27th of 2011. This tournament is titled the 3rd Metropolitan FIDE Invitational and will be held in Suite C998 of the California Market Center on 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles 90079.
The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Timothy Taylor (USA), IM Jacek Stopa (POL), FM Alexandre Kretchetov, FM Joel Banawa, FM Michael Casella, FM Philip Wang, NM Konstantin Kavutskiy, NM Kayden Troff, and CM Giovanni Nieto Carreto. The FIDE average of the field is 2305, for a respectable category 4.
The tournament is organized by Ankit Gupta, the chief arbiter is Randy Hough, and the deputy arbiter is Michael Belcher. The sponsor pool includes California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.
Metropolitan Chess has a new website at www.metrochessla.com. Standings will be updated regularly at the website.