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Levon Aronian loses to Magnus Carlsen again, left out of tournament

On Day 2 of the quarterfinal of Meltwater Champions Chess Tour’s Magnus Carlsen Invitational, Levon Aronian lost to the world’s current champion, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen 1-2 and was left out, news.am informs.

Levon Aronian loses to Magnus Carlsen again, left out of tournament

Levon Aronian loses to Magnus Carlsen again, left out of tournament

STEPANAKERT, MARCH 18, ARTSAKHPRESS: The leading player of FIFE won in the first round, and the other two rounds ended with ties. Carlsen won 2.5-0.5 on Day 1 of the quarterfinal.

During the semifinal, Magnus Carlsen’s opponent will be Russian Yan Nepomnyashchy. Wesley So (USA) and the winner of the Anish Giri (Holland)-Maxime Vachier Lagrave (France) chess match will compete for the other pass to the final.

In the initial stage of the tournament, Levon Aronian scored 8 points in 15 rounds and made it to the play-off in 8th place out of the 16 participants. Carlsen won first place with 10.5 points. The prize fund of the tournament is $220,000.

This is the first tournament that Levon Aronian is participating in after refusing to play under the flag of Armenia, but he isn’t representing the US yet.


     

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