Levon Aronian Wins Linares Chess Tournament

(Combined Sources)–Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian won the 23rd Linares Super Grandmaster chess tournament in Spain on Saturday–after Hungary’s Peter Leko faltered and lost the last two games.

The final standings in Linares were: Aronian 8 1/2 points in 14 games; Veselin Topalov and Teimur Radjabov 8 points; Leko 7 1/2 points; Peter Svidler and Vassily Ivanchuk 6 1/2 points; Etienne Bacrot 6 points; Francisco Vallejo Pons 5 points.

Aronian will now travel to Monaco to participate in the 5th Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel from March 18-30.

The 23-year-old Aronian–winner of the world cup–is ranked fifth in the world.

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