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September 27, 2017  17:24

Levon Aronian wins FIDE World Cup

Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian won the FIDE World Cup.

STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 27, ARTSAKHPRESS: Aronian was competing against Ding Liren in the World Cup final, held in Tbilisi.

With 4 points, Aronian became World Champion again after 12 years. The tie-break rounds were the decisive part in the final as both chess players had 2 points after 4 classic rounds. Aronian won both rounds of the tie-break. 

Aronian is the first chess player in the world to win the World Cup for the second time.

Aronian has qualified for the 2018 March 10-28 Candidates tournament in Berlin.


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