News From Metropolitan Chess, Inc.

Friends from Metrpolitan Chess, Inc. sent me summary of their upcoming activities and I think it is a great opportunity to share them with you. So, here we go!

16th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational
The 16th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational, an IM norm round robin event will be held from February 22nd to 26th. The IMs are IM Andranik Matikozyan, IM Zhanibek Amanov, and IM Larry Remlinger. This event has a FIDE average of 2309.

Also running concurrently will be the 17th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Qualifier. These qualifiers afford for a good opportunity for U2200 FIDE rated players to play for FIDE ratings and qualify into norm events.

February Workshop (Feb 11-12)

This weekend we are hosting a workshop with IM Amanov, IM Matikozyan, and FM Kavutskiy.

The intent of these workshops is to provide an atmosphere to foster group learning with players of closely associated rating.

If you have an interest in this or future workshops, feel free to send us an e-mail.

Metro Chess Weekly #2

In what will be a weekly review, FM Kavutskiy and IM Amanov discuss some annotated games from recent tournaments.

You may download the PDF file here.

Please note it is 3 MB, so it may take a few moments to download.

2012 Invitational Camp

We have announced 7 of our 9 instructors for our invitational camp from August 9th to 13th:

GM Viswanathan Anand – World Champion (2007-Present)
GM Melikset Khachiyan – US Olympiad’s Team Coach
GM Loek Van Wely – Former World #10
IM Armen Ambartsoumian – US World Youth Team Coach
IM Andranik Matikozyan – US World Youth Team Coach
IM Zhanibek Amanov – Metropolitan Chess, Inc. Resident IM
FM Aviv Friedman – US World Youth Team Coach

There will be two more instructors than listed above, one more GM level and one more IM level, currently undecided.

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