Levon Aronian completes transition to U.S. team

Levon Aronian completes transition to U.S. team

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster, world no. 6 Levon Aronian is now representing the United State after completing his switch from the Armenian Chess Federation.

Aronian announced back in February 25 that he was leaving Armenia to represent the United States.

Aronian has been the leading Armenian chess player since the early 2000s and is much loved by the public and Armenians worldwide. He won the FIDE World Cup in 2005 and 2017, led the Armenian national team to the gold medals in the Chess Olympiads of 2006 (Turin), 2008 (Dresden) and 2012 (Istanbul) and at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011. Aronian won the FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010. He was also world champion in Chess960 in 2006 and 2007, in rapid chess in 2009, and in blitz chess in 2010. As of February 2021, Aronian is No. 6 in the world, with a FIDE rating of 2772.

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