Nine games of the first round of blitz tournament at Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz were held in Kolkata.
Armenia’s Levon Aronian lost six games and ended two games in a draw. Aronian beat Ding Liren and scored eleven points out of 27 possible.
Magnus Carlsen is leading with 21.5 points.
The players will compete for the $150,000 Grand Chess Tour first prize in the finals in London next month.