Armenia’s Aronian plans to compete in chess World Cup in Azerbaijan
15:59 AMT, October 21, 2014

Grandmaster Levon Aronian—who is third in the World Chess Federation (FIDE) rankings and who plays first board for the three-time World Chess Olympiad champions and the former World Team Chess champions Armenia—is considering participating in the chess World Cup 2015, which will be held in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.

“An important development [occurred during FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s recent] visit to [Armenia’s capital city of] Yerevan. Levon Aronian will participate in the World Cup 2015 to be held in Baku.

“He informed about this at the [formal] dinner [reception] which [Armenia and Chess Federation of Armenia President] Serzh Sargsyan organized,” tweeted Berik Balgabaev, Assistant to the FIDE President.

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