20:16  ,  July 2, 2021

Levon Aronian defeats Magnus Carlsen during tie-break, makes it to final

Levon Aronian (2781) made it to the final of Goldmoney Asian Rapid online chess tournament, leaving world’s champion, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen behind (2847).

On the second day of the semi-final, the Armenian chess grandmaster won 3-1 (2 victories, 2 tied matches) after the four main matches and moved to the tie-break. On the first day, Aronian was defeated 1.5-2.5.

During the tie-break, Aronian scored victories in both matches (2-0).

During the final, Aronian’s opponent will be Russian Vladislav Artemiev, who defeated Chinese Ding Liren 1.5-0.5 during the tie-break.

The final will take place on July 3-4.

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