Levon Aronian, the leading player of the Armenia chess team, has qualified for the final of the Grand Chess Tour. At the tournament to be held in London from 2-8 December Aronian’s rivals will be world current champion, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, Chinese Ding Liren and French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
The Armenian grandmaster has informed through social media that because of health problems he will miss the FIDE Grand Prix to be held in Jerusalem from 11-24 December.
A few days ago Levon Aronian took part in the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz in Kolkata, India which is one of the rounds of the Grand Chess Tour. After 9 rapid chess rounds and 18 blitz chess matches he scored 13 points and took the last, 10th, position.
Lilit Mkrtchyan placed second with 366 points
The opponent was Netherland’s Artyom Gasparyan.
Gevorg Gharibyan came second
The head coach is content with the Armenian wrestlers’ performances at Nusuyev Memorial Tournament
Levon Aronyan will miss the first round.
After the second round Indian Viswanathan Anand leads the standings.
Thomas Bach attended the Anti-Doping Agency World Conference.