Armenian GM Levon Aronian defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the second quarterfinal match of the Aimchess US Rapid online rapid chess tournament.
Aimchess US Rapid: Armenia’s Aronian Defeats Mamedyarov, Enters Semifinals
STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 2, ARTSAKHPRESS: Playing with the black, Aronian won the first game, while the second and third games ended in a draw, armradio.am reports.
The Armenian GM this scored the 2 points he needed and entered the semifinals. He is now set to face world champion Magnus Carlsen, who confidently defeated Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2.5: 0.5.