Levon Aronyan drew the first game of the quarterfinal playing with white pieces against French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the FIDE World Cup being held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
The second games of the quarterfinal will be played on September 24.
In case of having no winner the struggle will be continued in a tie-break.
Let us recall three other representatives of Armenia have dropped out of the competition. Robert Hovhannisyan and Armenia’s current champion Arman Pashikyan failed to overcome the first round and Sergei Movsesyan lost to Chinese Ding Liren in the second round.
Levon Aronyan is the current winner of the FIDE World Cup.
Davit Hovhannisyan deserved a bronze medal.
For taking part in international tournaments an athlete must participate in the Armenian Championship and win it.
The European Weightlifting Championships has kicked off in Batumi.
Aronian won Sergey Karjakin in a tie-break.
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