Chess: Aronian in bottom place after 'Zurich Challenge' Classical games

Published on March 17, 2015 18:04:00 PM
Top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian is in last place among six players after Classical Games at the Zurich Chess Challenge. 

The Armenian scored 4 points in five games (four draws and one defeat) in which two points were awarded for a victory and one point for a draw. 

He still has a chance to improve his standing today in the Rapid Games in which one point is awarded for a win and half a point for a draw. 

After Classical Games India’s Viswanathan Anand leads with 7 points, followed by Hikaru Nakamura (USA), who has 6 points, and Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik, who has 5 points. 

Fabiano Caruana (Italy/USA) and Sergey Karjakin (Russia) both have 4 points but are ahead of Aronian according to additional showings.