Levon Aronian lost in Stavanger Tournament
The leader of the Armenian national chess team Levon Aronian is participating in Norway Chess Super Tournament held on June 1526, 2015 in Stavanger. Aronian lost in the first round to Maxime VachierLagrave. The Armenian chess player could not manage to beat the opponent. In other matches the world champion Magnus Carlsen lost to Veselin Topalov and Anish Giri won Alexander Grischuk. The US representative Hikaru Nakamura won Jon Ludvig Hammer. The only game, which ended in a draw, was Fabiano Caruana - Viswanathan Anand couple.
Armenpress reports that the opponents of Aronian are Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Jon Ludvig Hammer.
Levon is a professional Armenian chess player and Grandmaster. In 2014 he has made history by crossing the coveted 2800 rating mark. He was World Junior Champion, winner of the World Cup, triple Olympic champion and World Team Champion.
Many chess commentators, critics, previous and current players and chess fans, consider Levon to be one of the greatest players of the modern era.