Levon Aronian’s next opponent is Wang Hao: Norway chess 2013

10:16, 15 May, 2013

YEREVAN, MAY 15, ARMENPRESS. The next opponent of the thrice champion of Chess Olympics, Armenia’s strongest chess player Levon Aronian is Wang Hao of China. The Chess Grand Masters will compete in the 7th round of Norway chess 2013 tournament being held in Norawy.

As reports “Armenpress” after the sixth round GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia tops the tournament’s ranking with 4,5 points. GMs Magnus Carlsen from Norway is half of a point back from the leader. Hikaru Nakamura representing the U.S. and Levon Aronian have 3,5 points each and share the third and forth places.

Levon Aronian – Levon was born on 6 October, 1982. On the May 2012 FIDE list he had an Elo rating of 2908, making him number three in the world. Aronian won the Chess World Cup 2005. He led the Armenian national team to the Gold medals in the 2006 (Turin), 2008 (Dresden) and 2012 (Istanbul) Chess Olympics and at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011. He won the FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010, qualifying him for the Candidates tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012. He was also World Chess960 Champion in 2006 and 2007, World Rapid Chess Champion in 2009, and World Blitz Chess Champion in 2010. Aronian was declared the best sportsman of Armenia in 2005 and was awarded the title of “Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia” in 2009.

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