Chess: Aronian becomes Grand Slam winner

Chess: Aronian becomes Grand Slam winner

Photo: Manu de Alba/www.bilbaomastersfinal.com

Top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian took the first prize at Grand Slam 6th tournament that finished in Bilbao, Spain, on Saturday.


This is the second Grand Slam title won by Aronian in his chess career. He first became the winner of Grand Slam, otherwise called Chess Masters Final, in 2009.

In the round-robin tournament in Bilbao where Aronian’s rivals were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Michael Adams (United Kingdom) the Armenian chess ace finished with 10 points, without suffering a single defeat.

Adams finished second with 9 points, Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov placed third and forth with five points each.