Leading player of the Armenia chess team Levon Aronyan took part in Norway Chess tournament ended in Stavanger, Germany.
The Armenian grand master gained 10.5 points in nine rounds and shared the 2-3rd places with Yu Yangyi (China).
World current champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) placed 1st with 13.5 points.
The tournament was also attended by Wesley So (USA), Fabiano Caruana (USA), Ding Liren (China), Viswanathan Anand (India), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia).
According to the rules of the tournament in case of not having a winner in a classical game the players had to play an Armageddon game.
In the final of the tournament Zaburyan had lost 0:10 to Russia’s Azamat…
We have a young team and it’s very laudable.
The runners didn't overcome the qualification round either...
The GM admitted defeat on the 38th move.
Hrant Melkumyan and Sergey Movsisyan also secured a victory
The team will leave for the championship on June 5 and will return on June 10.