Aronian stuns Carlsen to reach Goldmoney Asian Rapid final round

July 3, 2021 – 15:14 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian stunned world champion Magnus Carlsen 2-0 in blitz tie-breaker to face Vladislav Artemiev in the final of the Goldmoney Asian Rapid online chess tournament, Sportstar reports.

Following the loss of the first set on Thursday, July 1, Aronian scripted a memorable comeback by winning the second set 3-1, outwitting Carlsen in the first and fourth games.

Aronian continued his domination of the World No. 1 by easily winning the first blitz game. He then shut out Carlsen even with black pieces.

In the meantime, Artemiev won twice with white pieces against Ding Liren after the first game ended as a draw for a 2.5-1.5 to force the tiebreaker.

After the first drawn blitz game, Artemiev ended Ding’s resistance in the second.

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