Aronian secures win at FTX Crypto Cup Round two

Aronian secures win at FTX Crypto Cup Round two

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian, who now represents the United States, on Tuesday, August 16 defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the second round of the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, Chessbase reports.

In the first match (out of 8) that went to tiebreaks, Levon Aronian defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda by a 3½-2½ score. The Armenian-born grandmaster will face Carlsen in the marquee matchup of round 3. Aronian won the previous event of the series, and is certainly capable of stopping the world champion’s winning streak.

Duda and Aronian traded wins with black in the first two games of the day. Two draws followed, and Duda got white in the first tiebreaker. Aronian failed to make the most of his chances in that game, but nonetheless went on to beat his Polish rival in the blitz rematch.

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