19:50  AMT,  June 18, 2012

Armenia’s Aronian fifth in Tal Memorial

Armenia’s Levon Aronian, No. 2 in the world ratings, occupied the fifth line in the 8th World Champion Mikhail Tal Memorial tournament in Russia. He defeated Fabiano Caruana and improved position to some extent with 4.5 points. Due to Aronian’s victory, no. 1 in the world ratings Magnus Carlsen jump over Caruana and won the tournament.

Mikhail Tal Memorial, Round 9:

Levon Aronian - Fabiano Caruana 1:0   

 Luke McShane - Magnus Carlsen 0:1    

Teimour Radjabov - Hikaru Nakamura 0,5:0,5   

Vladimir Kramnik - Alexander Morozevich 0,5:0,5  

Alexander Grischuk - Evgeny Tomashevsky  0,5:0,5  

Tournament ratings:

 1. Magnus Carlsen 5.5     

 2. Fabiano Caruana 5     

 3. Teimour Radjabov 5    

 4. Alexander Morozevich 4.5

 5. Levon Aronian 4.5       

 6. Vladimir Kramnik 4.5     

 7. Alexander Grischuk 4.5  

 8. Hikaru Nakamura 4      

 9.  Luke McShane 4      

10. Evgeny Tomashevsky 3.5  

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