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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  • General Jan 23, 2018 | 1:46 PM 3

    Aronian, MVL & Nakamura star in Gibraltar

    The 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters starts at 15:00 CET on Tuesday with Hikaru Nakamura looking to win a 4th title in a row. It won’t be easy, though, since Maxime Vachier-Lagrave returns and this year Levon Aronian is top seed ...

  • Reports Jan 22, 2018 | 10:49 AM 11

    Tata Steel 2018, 8: Carlsen blunders and wins

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen simply blundered a piece to Gawain Jones in Round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters, but only a handful of moves later he was back in the game and eventually he eased to a famous victory. There were turnar...

  • Reports Jan 21, 2018 | 9:33 AM 28

    Tata Steel 2018, 7: Shak soars, Vlad catches Vishy

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov keeps on climbing in Wijk aan Zee, grabbing a third win in a row as he beat Wei Yi to take his live rating to 2817.5, almost 20 points above Wesley So in third place. The gap to Magnus Carlsen is now under 1...

  • Reports Jan 20, 2018 | 9:41 AM 3

    Tata Steel Chess 6: Coulda woulda shoulda

    “Coulda woulda shoulda” commented Wesley So on the fact that he could have lost to Wei Yi in Round 6 of the Tata Steel Masters. Instead he turned things around to grab a second win in a row and climb to no. 3 on the live rating l...

  • Reports Jan 18, 2018 | 12:52 PM 10

    Tata Steel 2018, 5: Shak beats Fabi to join leaders

    World no. 2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has opened up a 12-point rating gap over Fabiano Caruana after making beating the world no. 3 look easy in Round 5 of the 2018 Tata Steel Masters. That took him into the joint lead with Vishy Ana...

  • Reports Jan 17, 2018 | 9:07 AM 4

    Tata Steel 2018, 4: Giri ready for Carlsen surprise

    Anish Giri continues to lead the 2018 Tata Steel Masters with Vishy Anand after claiming a late-night eureka moment meant he was ready for Magnus Carlsen playing the French Defence in a classical game for the first time in six ye...

  • Reports Jan 16, 2018 | 9:22 AM 12

    Tata Steel 2018, 3: Vishy wins a beauty

    “It’s a pity there are no beauty prizes”, said Vishy Anand after ending a sparkling victory over Fabiano Caruana with a move that earned a double exclam and the hashtag #stillgotit from Magnus Carlsen. That win gave Vishy the joi...

  • Reports Jan 15, 2018 | 8:56 AM 5

    Tata Steel 2018, 2: Giri beats Kramnik to grab lead

    Anish Giri won his first ever classical game against Vladimir Kramnik to take the sole lead with a perfect score after two rounds of the 2018 Tata Steel Masters. The trash-talking has already begun, with Magnus Carlsen clarifying...

  • Reports Jan 14, 2018 | 8:03 AM 7

    Tata Steel 2018, 1: Anand, Kramnik & Giri win

    “So far three veterans are doing very well in the tournament,” said 23-year-old Anish Giri after he defeated Hou Yifan to keep pace with winning starts for Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik on Day 1 of the 2018 Tata Steel Masters....

  • General Jan 12, 2018 | 11:42 PM 13

    7 questions before the 80th Tata Steel Masters

    Magnus Carlsen takes on Fabiano Caruana in Saturday’s first round of the Tata Steel Masters as he aims for a record 6th title, but it’s not going to be easy! Fellow 5-time Champion Vishy Anand plays for the first time since 2013,...

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