22:25  ,  December 30, 2021

FIDE World Blitz Championship: Aronian defeated by Firouzja in the last round, left out of competition for title

In the last round of the FIDE World Blitz Championship in Warsaw, Levon Aronian (USA) was defeated by France’s representative Alireza Firouzja with black figures and was left out of the competition for the title. Aronian is in 5th place with 14 points.

Firouzja, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave each scored 15 points. Two of them will be entitled to participate in the tie-break with an additional indicator. FIDE has yet to announce the result of the count.

Out of Armenia’s representatives, Hayk M. Martirosyan has the best score (he shared the 8th-18th places with 13.5 points).

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