Monthly archives: September, 2011

Of Course My Horse

Metro Chess Trophy

Too soon after the conclusion of the British, Tara and I jumped on a plane to LA. Ankit Gupta, the organiser, had persuaded me, rather against my better judgement to act as instructor at a 4-day Chess camp. As I had never done anything remotely similar before, this was to say the least somewhat a…


1st Metropolitan International: Conclusion

England’s GM Michael Adams won the 1st Metropolitan International chess tournament on Sunday in Los Angeles, finishing clear first a full point ahead of the field. This video recap features interviews with GM Adams, GM Mesgen Amanov, GM Loek van Wely, GM Varuzhan Akobian, IM Jack Peters, and IM Andranik Matikozyan. The tournament was organized…


Midway: 1st Metropolitan International

The Grandmasters clashed in Rounds 5-7 of the 1st Metropolitan International chess tournament in downtown Los Angeles. This video update features interviews with International Grandmaster Timur Gareev and International Master Danny Rensch.


1st Metropolitan International Tournament: Day 1

On August 17th, coincidentally former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik’s 100th birthday, 84 players began play in the strongest chess tournament in Southern California in over 2 decades. Seattle Master Joshua Sinanan talks about his experience playing against GM Michael Adams.


1st Metropolitan International Chess Tournament Preview

Metropolitan Chess held the 1st Metropolitan International Chess Tournament in Los Angeles, August 17-21. 10 Grandmasters and over 50 titled players comprise the field, making it the strongest tournament in Southern California in over two decades. This video contains interviews with Organizer Ankit Gupta, GM Michael Adams, GM Loek van Wely and GM Melikset Khachiyan.


Fear & Loathing in Sheffield

By now all of British chess is pretty much up to date with T-shirt-gate or Stonewallgate depending on your preferance, so I will try not to belabour the point. Chaos reigned supreme at the time as so often but it does seem quite extraordinary that we still appear to be stalled in an era where…