1st Metropolitan International (Updated)

Michael Adams and Loek Van Wely leading after 5 rounds

Michael Adams square 2

The 1st Metropolitan International is running from August 17th to August 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. 86 players compete in the 9-round Swiss open which is valid for FIDE title norms. Top seeded are reigning British champion GM Michael Adams (ENG), GM Loek van Wely (NED) of Netherlands and winner of the Chicago Open GM Timur Gareev.

There is a prize fund of 14,100 USD with additional best game prizes in the single section swiss tournament.

GM Michael Adams and GM Loek Van Wely are in the lead with 4.5 points after 5 rounds. The event boasts 10 grandmasters, over 20 foreign players, over 50 titled players.

More information on the official website