The top seeds, Michael Adams and Loek Van Wely, were in action recently on the East Coast and now have made their way to the other side of the US to participate in the 1st Metropolitan International in Los Angeles.
The first prize of 5000$ is higher than in most opens, whether in the old or new worlds, so who can blame them going to California!
They were not alone as 10 GMs, 29 foreigners and 50 titled players were also present.
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Prize list 14,400$ (gaurenteed)
with special prizes for under 2500s etc.
The time control 90'/40 (+30") then 30' (+30")
The official site: