Aronian Enters World Chess Cup Finals

KHANTY MANSIYSK (Armenpress)–Former World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine settled for an exciting draw as white against former World Junior champion Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first game of the finals of World chess cup now drawing to a close.

The first draw in the two game mini-match means that Aronian will have the upper hand in the return game as he will have the advantage of playing white. In case of a draw–the players will have to fight it out in tiebreak games of shorter duration.

Eight players remain in the tournament; Aronian is ranked as one of the top ten players in the world.

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