Leader of Armenian Men’s National Chess Team Levon Aronian won the Rapid and Blitz tournament in Bucharest. After rapid chess, the grandmasters competed in blitz, where Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin, gaining 20 points each, decided the winner in the tiebreak. The grandmasters played two games. The rapid game ended in a draw, while the blitz ended with Aronian’s victory.
The participants of Bucharest Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz are Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Anish Giri, Viswanatan Anand, Le Liem and Anton Korobov.
The prize was equal to $150.000.