Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian has advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIDE Chess Wold Cup being held in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk.
World Cup: Levon Aronyan qualifies for quarterfinal
STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 23, ARTSAKHPRESS: The Armenian player defeated Vietnamese Lê Quang Liêm in a tiebreak match in the 1/8 finals, the National Olympic Committee’s press service reported.
Aronian had played draw with his Vietnamese opponent in the first two games of the 1/8 finals
Two other representatives of Armenia Robert Hovhannisyan and Armenian champion Arman Pashikyan dropped out of the competition in the first round, while Sergey Movsesyan lost to Ding Liren of China in the second round.
Levon Aronyan is the current winner of the FIDE World Cup.