The Candidates: Levon Aronian
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The Candidates: Levon Aronian

The 2018 Candidates Tournament will be played in Berlin on 10-28 March. The winner will get a chance to fight for the World Championship title against Magnus Carlsen this November in London. We take a look at each candidate, analyzing his previous participations in similar events and his performance during 2017 and 2018. Let's see the profile of the last World Cup winner, Levon Aronian.

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  • Reports Nov 26, 2017 | 2:17 PM 11

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  • Reports Nov 22, 2017 | 9:57 AM 3

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  • Reports Nov 20, 2017 | 7:01 PM 3

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  • Reports Nov 17, 2017 | 12:13 PM 7

    Praggnanandhaa beats World Junior top seed

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  • Reports Nov 15, 2017 | 11:57 AM 43

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  • Reports Nov 14, 2017 | 10:47 AM 25

    Champions Showdown 5: Magnus on another level

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  • Reports Nov 13, 2017 | 3:02 PM 7

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