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

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Matthew Karanian Awarded Arshile Gorky Medal by Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora

LOS ANGELES — Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora awarded the prestigious Arshile Gorky…

Armenia Ballistic Missiles Cause Serious Concern to Turkey

ANKARA (News.am) — Aside from Azerbaijan, Turkey likewise is concerned by the…

AGBU Hye Geen & Young Circle Annual Summer Luncheon 2019

PASADENA — On Saturday, August 17, 2019, AGBU Hye Geen and The…

Presentation by Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh: “The Drowned, the Saved and the Forgotten: Genocide and the Foundations of Modern Humanitarianism”

FRESNO — Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh (University of California, Davis), will give…