Third of the four classic chess matches between Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian (Armenia) and GM Ding Liren (China) took place Monday at the finals of 2017 FIDE World Chess Cup being held in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia.
And the two grandmasters agreed to a draw in the 31st move; this was their third draw in the finals.
And if there is another draw also after Tuesday’s fourth classic match, a tiebreaker will be played on Wednesday.
By advancing to the finals of the 2017 FIDE World Chess Cup, the two GMs already have been eligible to compete in the Candidates Tournament, which will be held in the German capital city of Berlin in March 2018, to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.
Aronian, who plays first board for the three-time World Chess Olympiad champions and the former World Team Chess champions Armenia, is the 2005 FIDE World Chess Cup winner.