By Vera Martirosyan and Shushanik Hakobyan
The 2013 World Chess Champion, Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen (Norway), who tops the World Chess Federation (FIDE) rankings, has arrived in Armenia on Sunday.
GM Levon Aronian—who is second in the FIDE rankings and who plays first board for the three-time World Chess Olympiad champions and the former World Team Chess champions Armenia—is the host of the world No. 1 ranked chess player.
On the same day, Carlsen visited the Tigran Petrosian Chess House in capital city Yerevan and, subsequently, he held a blitz chess session with information technology (IT) specialists and Armenian MPs. The Norwegian suffered his sole defeat at the hands of MP Tachat Vardapetyan
IT specialists from abroad also have arrived in Armenia together with Magnus Carlsen.