Levon Aronyan played a draw with Russian Maxim Matlakov in the first game of the 1/16 finals of the FIDE World Cup underway in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
The second games will be played on September 17.
The other three Armenian representatives at the World Chess Cup have dropped out of the competition.
Robert Hovhannisyan and Armenia’s current champion Arman Pashikyan failed to overcome the first round and Sergei Movsesyan lost to Chinese Ding Liren in the second round.
Levon Aronyan is the current winner of the FIDE World Cup.
He had three fights
Arthur Aleksanyan has become the winner of the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup.
Magnus Carlsen became the winner of the tournament.
The juniors’ team pursuit will take place on May 14
In the last round of the tournament Aronyan will play with Maksim Lagrave
The European Wrestling Championship will be held from March 8 to 13
The weigh-in ceremony and the draw will be held on April 9