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Chess: Armenian grandmaster savors Alekhine Memorial win

Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian said he was happy to win the Alexander Alekhine Memorial, a tournament held recently in Paris/St. Petersburg (France/Russia) to commemorate the great chess champion.

“It’s a great honor for me to become winner in such a strong tournament, especially that Alekhine is my favorite chess player,” said Aronian, as quoted by Russian RIA Novosti.

In the 10-man tournament that ended on May 1 the 30-year-old Armenian currently ranked as the second strongest player in the world by the game’s international governing body, FIDE, shared the first place with Israel’s Boris Gelfand with 5.5 points out of 9. Aronian, however, had a better tie-break score and was awarded the first prize. Reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand from India finished third.

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