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Metropolitan Chess, Inc. hosted a International master norm round robin tournament from March 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 25th 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: IM Norik Kalantarian (ARM), IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Andranik Matikozyan (ARM), FM Harutyun Akopyan (USA), FM Mark Duckworth (USA), and Kesav Viswanadha (USA)
The tournament was a 6 player double round-robin (all play all), with rounds scheduled as follows – 20th: 1:00 PM & 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
While there were no IM norms, Kesav Viswanadha had an impressive performance with norm chances until the last day. IM Zhanibek Amanov took clear first in the tournament.