YEREVAN, March 29. /ARKA/. Chess grandmaster of Armenia Levon Aronian implies he still has chances to win Candidates Tournament London 2013, Novosti-Armenia agency reports Friday.
“I don’t think the tournament has finished already,” he said at a news conference after losing the game to Russia’s Peter Svidler.
Aronian acknowledged like in the game with Gelfand he had made a tactical blunder.
Replying to a journalist who wondered whether Carlsen and Kramnik were adopting a better strategy, the Armenian replied: “I think it would be better if I answered this after the end of the tournament.
According to the official website of the Tournament, after eleven rounds, with 7.5 points Carlsen is still leading but now it’s Kramnik who is trailing by half a point. Aronian is clear third with 6.5 and Svidler clear fourth with 6 points. Grischuk and Gelfand are tied for fifth place with 5, Ivanchuk is 7th with 4 and Radjabov is last with 3.5 points. On Friday, March 29th at 14:00 GMT the twelfth round will be played: Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Gelfand-Svidler, Aronian-Kramnik and Radjabov-Grischuk.
The tournament will be over on April 1.
The tournament winner will play with world champion Vishy Anan.
Levon Aronian was World Chess champion in 2005. He is a winner of three Olympiads (2006, 2008, 2012), super tournaments in Linares, Wijk aan Zee. He was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the World Team Chess Championship in 2011.
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