Monday, December 16, 2013
Silver for Aronian in Beijing
Beijing: Levon Aronian wins silver
12:59 AMT, December 16, 2013
The blitz chess tournament came to an end Monday within the framework of the World Mind Games being held in Chinese capital city Beijing.
As a result, Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian—who plays first board for the three-time World Chess Olympiad champions and the previous World Team Chess champions, Armenia, and who is ranked second in the FIDE ratings—won the silver medal in this tournament.
Aronian scored 19 points from a possible 30 points.
In the 28th and the 29th matches, the Armenian GM defeated GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), respectively.
In the final match, Aronian drew level with GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan).
In Beijing, the Armenian GM is competing in the rapid, blitz, and Basque system chess tournaments.
Levon Aronian’s opponents are GMs Karjakin, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Dominguez, Ponomariov, Radjabov, Lê Quang Liêm, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, Nepomniachtchi, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Lékó, Ivanchuk, and Giri.