Metropolitan Chess will host a International Master norm round robin tournament on February 23rd to 27th of 2011. The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Timothy Taylor (USA), IM Jacek Stopa (POL), FM Alexandre Kretchetov, FM Joel Banawa, FM Michael Casella, FM Philip Wang, NM Konstantin Kavutskiy, NM Kayden Troff, and CM Giovanni Nieto Carreto. The FIDE average of the field is 2305, for a respectable category 4.
From August 17th to 21st, super-GM Mickey Adams, GM Loek van Wely, GM Ilya Smirin, GM Dejan Bojkov, GM Mark Paragua, GM Mesgen Amanov and GM Melikset Khachiyan are currently slated to play in a 9 round Swiss tournament, the 1st Metropolitan International, that will offer the opportunity for GM and IM norms. DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?
for more info see the chess.com announcement or their website.