Chess: Aronian satisfied with his performance at Tata Steel

Chess: Aronian satisfied with his performance at Tata Steel


Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian believes his second place at a prestigious international tournament in the Netherlands that ended on Sunday is a ‘good result’ despite several missed opportunities.

Tata Steel’s Group A tournament in Wijk aan Zee, bringing together 14 grandmasters, ended in the victory by FIDE’s number one player Magnus Carlsen from Norway. Finishing second, Aronian, currently the world’s number three player, outdid reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand from India.

“Remembering the positions I would have [during some of the games] at the tournament, I can’t say that I’m much satisfied with my performance. Though I really missed several important moments, second place is quite good result,” concluded the Armenian chess ace after the completion of the tournament in the Dutch town.

Meanwhile, in Tata Steel’s Tournaments B and C, Sergei Movsesian representing Armenia and Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian, an ethnic Armenian player from Brazil, finished fourth in their respective sections, in each of which 14 players were competing.

All results and the final standings from Tata Steel are available on the tournament’s official website at