Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted a Grandmaster norm round robin tournament from February 20th to 24th, 2013. 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 24th 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: GM Vladimir Georgiev (MKD), GM Enrico Sevillano (USA), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), IM Mackenzie Molner (USA), FM Samuel Sevian (USA), FM Alexandre Kretchetov (RUS), John Daniel Bryant (USA), and Arun Sharma (USA).
The tournament was a 10 player round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 20th: 7:00 PM, 21st: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 22nd: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 23rd: 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM, 24th: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM.
The tournament had an IM norm achieved by Arun Sharma, who now holds two IM norms. There was a three way tie for first by IM Andranik Matikozyan, GM Melikset Khachiyan, and IM Mackenzie Molner.
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