Levon Aronian: Armenian Superstar
General 7 hours ago 7

Levon Aronian: Armenian Superstar

Levon Aronian led Armenia to an astonishing three Olympiad gold medals and was for many years the clear world no. 2, so that if we never get to see him play a World Championship match he'll join the likes of Paul Keres as one of the greatest players never to play on that stage. There's still time, however, and whatever happens Levon continues to light up the chess world. FM Andrey Terekhov profiles the Armenian no. 1 in the seventh installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Heritage Society.




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  • General yesterday at 8:30 AM 1

    Lindores Abbey Quiz Winners Round 1

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  • General May 22, 2020 | 9:31 AM 11

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    Lindores Abbey Rapid FantasyChess Contest

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  • Reports May 19, 2020 | 8:49 PM 2

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  • General May 18, 2020 | 11:12 PM 12

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  • General May 18, 2020 | 2:31 PM 1

    World Chess Champion ‘too honest’ about his secrets in new training course

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  • Reports May 16, 2020 | 10:12 PM 3

    Steinitz Day 2: Dubov knocks Carlsen off his perch

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  • Reports May 15, 2020 | 9:21 PM 2

    Steinitz Day 1: Magnus down but out in front

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