LEVON ARONIAN OF ARMENIA COMES SECOND AT MOSCOW RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT

Armenpress
Nov 20 2006

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: Chess World Cup winner, Armenian
grandmaster Levon Aronian, came second after grandmaster Viswanathan
Anand of India who banked on his vast reservoir of experience in
rapid chess to win the Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz tournament in Moscow.

Aronian scored 21 points, by two points less than Anand, out of
a possible 34. The third place was shared by Teimour Radjabov of
Azerbaijan and Peter Svidler of Russia, who scored 20.5 points each.

The event was played on a double round robin basis between 18 players
over two days. The event had 11 players above 2700 ELO rating and
none below the 2650 mark.