LONDON — Grandmaster Levon Aronian is a sole leader at the World Chess Candidates Tournament after three rounds of play in the competition being held in London, UK.

Armenia’s top chess player has 2 ½ points, half a point clear of the next rival, after registering two wins and one draw.

So far, Aronian has beaten Boris Gelfand (Israel) and Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), tying the game with FIDE’s current number one Magnus Carlsen (Norway).

The tournament brings together the world’s eight strongest players seeking the right to challenge the current titleholder, Viswanathan Anand from India, later this year.

The competition scheduled to run through April 1. On Tuesday Aronian is scheduled to play second-placed Peter Svidler from Russia.

official website: london2013.fide.com

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