// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Levon Aronian plays second draw in a row at Candidates Tournament

Levon Aronian plays second draw in a row at Candidates Tournament

PanARMENIAN.Net - At the Berlin-hosted Candidates Tournament, Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian drew the round 2 match against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan on Sunday, March 11.

Three out of four matches ended in draws, with only Alexander Grischuk (Russia) winning his white game against Wesley So (U.S.).

That was the second consecutive loss for So, who is making his debut at the FIDE Candidates' Tournament in Berlin.

Aronian will face Vladimir Kramnik of Russia on Monday.

The winner of the 8-player event will be the challenger of Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship 2018.

 Top stories
So is leading, but Saturday last day of blitz could be quite exciting because the American GM is only 1.5 points ahead of the pack.
"For centuries, it was an important religious, political and trading centre, and in the Middle Ages housed a university," the website says.
"It will be difficult and challenging 4 months for me but I will strive to be 100% ready to play in less than that," Movsisyan said.
Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan will have their doping-related suspensions from international weightlifting competitions lifted early.
Partner news