LONDON (A.W.)—The world’s number two chess player, Levon Aronian (Armenia), defeated Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) in the sixth round of the Candidates Tournament to maintain his lead.
Aronian, playing with the black pieces, successfully defended a king-side attack by Radjabov, who soon found himself in time trouble. Radjabov’s position gradually deteriorated and he was unable to withstand Aronian’s counter-attack on his king.
In turn, Magnus Carlsen (Norway) defeated Peter Svidler (Russia). Aronian and Svidler share the lead with 4.5 points after Round 6.
The winner of this 14-round tournament, one of the strongest in chess history, will challenge world champion, Viswanathan Anand, for the world title. Eight top chess grandmasters are taking part in the tournament.
The Armenian Weekly is providing day-to-day coverage from the tournament in London on its Facebook page. Brazil’s chess champion Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian wrote a brief analysis of the first three rounds for the Weekly earlier this week.