Levon Aronian finishes third at Champions Showdown: Chess9LX

September 14, 2020 – 12:15 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian drew the match against former world champion Garry Kasparov to in the ninth and final round to finish third in the 2020 Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (Fischer Random) online tournament over the weekend.

Hikaru Nakamura shared the title with Magnus Carlsen with six points apiece, half a point ahead of Aronian and World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana of the United States with 5.5 points apiece.

The 2020 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX was a 10-player Chess960 single round-robin, which took place online from September 11-13 and was hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club.

The time control is 20 minutes for all moves and a 10-second increment from move 1. In the event of a tie for any place in the tournament, there shall be no tiebreak.

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