Chess: Aronian in bottom place after ‘Zurich Challenge’ Classical games

Top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian is in last place among six players after Classical Games at the Zurich Chess Challenge.

The Armenian scored 4 points in five games (four draws and one defeat) in which two points were awarded for a victory and one point for a draw.

He still has a chance to improve his standing today in the Rapid Games in which one point is awarded for a win and half a point for a draw.

After Classical Games India’s Viswanathan Anand leads with 7 points, followed by Hikaru Nakamura (USA), who has 6 points, and Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik, who has 5 points. Fabiano Caruana (Italy/USA) and Sergey Karjakin (Russia) both have 4 points but are ahead of Aronian according to additional showings.

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