In the penultimate, 8th round of the Grenke Chess Classic ending in Germany leading player of the Armenia chess team Levon Aronyan playing black drew the game against world former champion Indian Viswanathan Anand on the 32nd move.
World current champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) won Peter Svidler (Russia), Maxime Vachiev-Lagrave (France) overpowered 14-year-old Vincent Keymer (Germany) and Fabiano Caruana (USA) defeated Georg Meier (Germany). Francisco Vallejo (Spain) vs Arkadij Naidich (Azerbaijan) game had no winner.
On the eve of the last round Levon Aronyan shares 4-7 places with 4 points. Leading player Magnus Carlsen has gained 6,5 points and Fabiano Caruana placing second has 5,5 points. In the previous 7 rounds the Armenian GM had tied the games with Arkadij Naidich, Georg Meier, Francisco Vallejo, Maxime Vachiev-Lagrave and Vincent Keymer, had won Peter Svidler and lost to Magnus Carlsen.
On April 29 Aronyan will play the 9th round with black pieces with Fabiano Caruana.
Let us recall Levon Aronyan had become the winner of the Grenke Сhess Сlassic in 2017.
Now Armenian has 4 Olympic qualification is athletics
Albania's national team taking the 2nd place in the group obtained a ticket to Euro 2016
Merdinyan's result, 15, 583 points, will give him a chance to compete in the final...
120 chess players from 24 countries will take part in it
The venues have hosted more than 200 sporting events
Both in the snatch and clean and jerk Arpine Dalalayan was the 4th.
During the single dives Lev Sargsyan’s back pain had worsen.