// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Aronian celebrates 3rd win in a row at Grenke Chess Classic R5

Aronian celebrates 3rd win in a row at Grenke Chess Classic R5

PanARMENIAN.Net - Levon Aronian of Armenia beat Azerbaijan's Arkadij Naiditsch in the fifth round of the Grenke Chess Classic, currently underway in the German town of Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden.

With two rounds to go and a full-point lead, Aronian is the clear favorite to win this event as of Thursday, April 20.

On the current rankings list, Aronian leads with 4.0 points overall, followed by Fabiano Caruana (U.S.), Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Hou Yifan of China with 3.0 points each, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France with 2.5 points each, while Georg Meier and Matthias Bluebaum share the 7-8th spots, with 1 point each.

The fifth round of the tournament will be held on Friday.

 Top stories
According to the head coach of the national team Avetik Vardanyan, the tournament was a good test for the Armenian athletes ahead of the European Championship.
In the Deadlift Discipline of the Women’s Championship, Armenia’s Alvard Manukyan won the gold medal.
He had previously found the net in four away fixtures, against Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne, Rostov and Anderlecht.
Mkhitaryan says the victory against Ajax would give others the chance “to find out what Armenia is, where it is.”
Partner news