News about Levon Aronian

  • Tal Memorial 2016 Ranking After Round 2
    In Round 1, we saw Ian Nepomniachtchi winning against Evgeny Tomashevsky, while in Round 2, Viswanathan Anand won against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Anish Giri toppled Boris Gelfand. Thus, ranking after Round 2 follows: Advertisements

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  • Tal Memorial 2016
    Another strong tournament is happening beginning this weekend. It is still strong, with an average rating of 2760, despite the absence of the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the Americans (you know who). See line up in the press release below:

  • FIDE Ratings Update — September 2016
    It’s the beginning of the month, and thus a new ratings update. A lot of rearrangements happen in the Top 20, but the composition is basically still the same. Fabiano Caruana gained 1 ELO rating point to catch up with Vladimir Kramnik at 2808. Wesley So gained 11 ELO rating points (2782) from his stellar … Continue reading “FIDE Ratings Update — September 2016”

  • Michael Adams Named Wildcard in London Chess Classic 2016
    Thus, Magnus Carlsen is now out of contention for the Grand Chess Tour top prize.

  • Grand Chess Tour 2016 Standings (After Paris, Leuven, and St. Louis)
    Let’s find out who are the contenders for the No. 1 spot in the Grand Chess Tour 2016 race.

  • Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup 2016
    Three draws in the last three rounds were all it took for Wesley So to bag home the title.

  • Aronian Beats Nakamura in Round 8 to Stay in Contention in Sinquefield Cup 2016 
    Although Levon Aronian lost to MVL in Round 6, he regained composure after Round 8 of Sinquefield Cup 2016, as he defeated the American Hikaru Nakamura, to be back in contention for the title. Also, in Round 8, Peter Svidler had his first win in the tournament, this time against Anish Giri.

  • More Draws Anew in Round 7 of Sinquefield Cup 2016
    More draws happened in Round 7 of Sinquefield Cup 2016. In fact, all 5 games were drawn. What have we discerned from this round? Apparently, Wesley So has yet to beat Peter Svidler in his lifetime. And Levon Aronian has a sense of humor:

  • Watch: Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 6 Recap
    The gladiators of chess cross swords once again, right now. That’s how GM Maurice Asheley describes what happens in Round 7, which is coming up soon! In Round 7, Wesley So will play black against Peter Svidler. Here’s the complete match-ups: Stay tuned for more updates from Sinquefield Cup 2016. Replay all the games in … Continue reading “Watch: Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 6 Recap”

  • Wesley So Beats Topalov in Round 6 and Takes the Sole Lead in Sinquefield Cup 2016
    It was an action-packed round, which includes games won by Ding Liren and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

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