12:17  ,  May 1, 2017

FIDE: Armenia’s Aronian moves up in world standings

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has issued its rankings for May 2017. 

Accordingly, Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian has moved up in these standings.

After an impressive victory at the Grenke Chess Classic tournament that was held recently in Germany, Aronian, who plays first board for the three-time World Chess Olympiad champions and the former World Team Chess champions Armenia, moved up three spots and is now sixth in the FIDE rankings.  

The reining World Champion, GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway), continues to top this list.

Team Armenia have two more representatives in the world top 100 rankings; they are GMs Sergei Movsesian (64th), and Vladimir Akopian (83rd).

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