Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Strong Chicago showing in L.A.

I have yet to see games from the 1st Metropolitan Chess Inter,national , a 9-round norm event held August 17-21 in Los Angeles.  But our local players certainly did well.  GM Mesgen Amanov tied for second with a 6½-2½ score.  GM Dmitry Gurevich had a mediocre event, but still scored 5½-3½.  Eric Rosen had an IM norm in his grasp, but lost against IM Mark Ginsberg in the last round.  (Note to Eric: I beat Mark Ginsberg when I was sixteen.)  And NM Adarsh Jayakumar beat up on the locals (including IM Jack Peters) and gained some ELO with his 4½-4½ score.

GM Michael Adams simply outclassed the field: he won with a 7½-1½ score.  One wouldn't want to be playing him in the World Cup!

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