Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian has dedicated his Tata Steel Chess India blitz victory to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).
In a Facebook post published on Monday, November 22, Aronian noted that, like every Armenian, he too thinks about Armenia and waits for the Armenian people to live in peace, restore and bring together everything that they value.
"I want to dedicate this victory to Armenia, to all my compatriots, to those who fell on the battlefield for Artsakh and Armenia, those who lived and fought for our people. I dedicate my victory to all our heroes, our brave sisters and mothers. As long as we believe, we stand firmly on our feet, we are immortal," he wrote.
After a nail-biting finish that went all the way to armageddon, Aronian won the Tata Steel Chess India blitz tournament on Sunday, November 21.