BILBAO — Armenian GM Levon Aronian took the first prize at Grand Slam 6th tournament that finished in Bilbao, Spain, on Saturday.
This is the second Grand Slam title won by Aronian in his chess career. He first became the winner of Grand Slam, otherwise called Chess Masters Final, in 2009.
Aronian defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth round, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mammedyarov in the sixth round. In earlier rounds he had played to a draw with Michael Adams (United Kingdom), Vachier-Lagrave and Mammedyarov. The Armenian chess ace finished with 10 points, without suffering a single defeat.
Adams finished second with 9 points, Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov placed third and forth with five points each.