Armenia chess team member Levon Aronyan keeps coming out at the international tournament Zurich Chess Challenge underway in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the first round Aronyan lost to the world former champion Vishy Anand and in the second round which was played in the same day the Armenian grandmaster played draw with Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik.
On February 14 Aronyan’s next opponentss will be Anish Giri and Aleksei Shirov.
The leader of the tournament is Anand with 4 points. Aronyan has only a point.
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