London Chess Classic: Armenia's Aronian to face world champ Carlsen

London Chess Classic: Armenia's Aronian to face world champ Carlsen

PanARMENIAN.Net - Levon Aronian of Armenia played his eight draw against Michael Adams of England at the 8th round of London Chess Classic on Sunday, December 10. He will face reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen in round 9.

The flagship event is a strong invitational tournament for some of the world's top grandmasters.

With 4.0 points overall, the Armenian grandmaster lags behind Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi who leads the event with 5.5 points, as well as Fabiano Caruana (United States) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) who have earned 5.0 and 4.5 points, respectively.

The final round of the London event will be held on Monday.

Aronian won the Stavanger-hosted Norway Chess tournament in June 2017, the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament two months later, and snatched the World Chess Cup victory in Georgia in late September. Also, the Armenian grandmaster won the fourth leg of the FIDE World Cup in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

 Top stories
Inter Milan midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said he is not going to return to the national squad.
Karen Khachanov continued his career resurgence by moving into his second consecutive grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open.
Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not considering FC Spartak Moscow as his next haven, according to fresh reports.
10 Armenian lifters will compete in the 2021 World Championships scheduled to be held from 7 to 17 December in Tashkent.
Partner news