Former leader of the Armenian chess team (USA) Levon Aronian defeated world champion and world ranking leader Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the quarterfinal of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament.
The Armenian grandmaster played with black pieces and won with 52 moves.
Aronian, Erigaisi, Le and Keymer take the lead, with Carlsen, Yoo, Niemann and Pragg now having 3 games to hit back! https://t.co/2nMUQWhoRZ #ChessChamps #JuliusBaerGenerationCup pic.twitter.com/oFNGpeI8ZM— chess24.com (@chess24com) September 22, 2022
The prize fund of Julius Baer Generation Cup is $150 thousand. The total prize fund of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour is $1.6 million.
The Julius Baer Generation Cup is the seventh of nine Meltwater Champions Chess Tour tournaments.