21:07  AMT,  March 12, 2018

Candidates Tournament 2018: Armenia’s Aronian loses to Russia’s Kramnik

Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian (Armenia), on Monday suffered a defeat against GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) during the third round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, which kicked off in Berlin.

In the first two rounds, Levon Aronian drew with Ding Liren (China), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan).

The Candidates Tournament is an eight-player double round chess tournament held in Berlin, Germany, from 10–28 March 2018. The winner earns the right to challenge the defending world champion Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018 in London in November.

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