In the second round of the FIDE World Cup ongoing in Russian Khanty-Mansiysk Levon Aronyan defeated Iranian Parham Maghsoodloo registering a draw. The Armenian GM had won the first game.
Sergei Movsesyan continued the struggle with world cup winner Ding Liren in the 1/32 finals. The second game was a draw too and on September 15 they will play a tie-break.
Arman Pashikyan and Robert Hovhannisyan weren’t able to overcome the first round.
Levon Aronyan is the current winner of the FIDE World Cup.
Varsham Makaryan (96kg) has lost in the first bout
Chess Championship is being held in Iceland from November 13 to 22
Minasyan would be included in the list of the best 10 athletes…
In the 97kg w.c. Armenia will be represented by Andranik Galstyan.