Armenia’s top chess player, Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian, lost to GM Fabiano Caruana(US) in Round 12 at the 2018 Candidates Tournament, in the German capital city of Berlin.
As a result, Aronian still has solely 4 points, and therefore he has lost the theoretical opportunity to win this tournament, two rounds before the end of this competition.
Current leader of the Candidates Tournament is GM Fabiano Caruana, who has garnered 8 points so far.
After 12 rounds, Aronian recorded one win, suffered six defeats, had five draws, and he stands at the bottom of the current standings.
The winner of the Candidates Tournament will be the challenger for the 2018 World Chess Championship against the reining champion, GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway), from November 9 to 28 in London.