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22nd Metropolitan IM 2012-10-Matikozian,A Clear 1st 7/9

22nd Metropolitan IM 2012-10 Los Angeles USA
-The 22nd Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational concluded on October 14th. IM Andranik Matikozyan placed first with a score of 7-2. No norms were achieved. In the qualifier that ran concurrently, Alexander Gojich and Michael Cooper placed first and second respectively’-MetropolitanChess

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1 Matikozian,A            2411 +67     * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1      7.0/9
2 Sevian,Samuel           2336 +53     ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1      6.0/9
3 Amanov,Z                 2374 -30     ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1      5.5/9 23.50
4 Kavutskiy,K              2287 +66     0 1 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½       5.5/9 22.00
5 Remlinger,L               2322 -12     0  0  0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 1      5.0/9
6 Manukian,G              2260 +17     ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1     4.5/9
7 Amerkeshev,M         2161 +89     0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1      4.0/9
8 Akopian,R                2093 +37     0 ½ 1 0  0 ½ ½ * 0 0       2.5/9 12.75
9 Duckworth,W           2281 -171     ½ 0  0 0 0 0 1  1 * 0       2.5/9 10.00
10 Casella,M               2235 -120     0 0    0 ½ 0 0   0 1 1 *    2.5/9 7.75

Here is a game from the winner

Remlinger,L (2322) – Matikozian,A (2411) [A61]
22nd Metropolitan IM Los Angeles USA (8), 14.10.2012
Black just played 22…Bd4 and white was under pressure.

White to play

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