Grandmaster Karen Grigoryan became the winner of the Torneo Magistral Internacional de Elgoibar tournament being held in Spain.
In the penultimate, 8th round the Armenian representative won Indian Shamali Gagare with black pieces and scoring 6.5 points secured the first place.
The chess players placing 2-5 scored 5 points each before the last round. In Round 9 the Armenian grandmaster will face Spanish Juan Pascual Plazuelo.
But before it the important is to keep away from getting injured.
He lifted a combined weight of 315 kg
Levon Aronyan's opponent will be Netherland's Anish Giri
Aronyan and Karjakin are still the leaders
The tournament is held in Romania