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Aronian beats Sokolov in Tata Steel round 5

Aronian beats Sokolov in Tata Steel round 5

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian scored his first win at Tata Steel Chess 2013 in a round 5 game against Holland’s Ivan Sokolov.

The victory took Aronian to the 4th spot with 2,5 points.

With Magnus Carlsen (Norway) - Viswanathan Anand (India) game ending in a tie, the remaining matches are ongoing.

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