Levon Aronian In Leaders’ Group With 5 Points In Wijk Aan Zee Intern

LEVON ARONIAN IN LEADERS’ GROUP WITH 5 POINTS IN WIJK AAN ZEE INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Noyan Tapan
Jan 21, 2008

WIJK AAN ZEE, JANUARY 21, NOYAN TAPAN. In the 7th tour of the
International Chess Tournament being held in the city of Wijk aan Zee,
Holland, Levon Aronian defeated Teymur Rajabov (Azerbaijan) and in the
8th tour drew the game with Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan). After
8 tours, the leader is Magnus Karlsen (Norway). Levon Aronian
and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) take the 2nd and 3rd places with 5
points each. L. Aronian will compete with Pavel Elyanov (Ukraine)
on January 22.

In tournament B, Gabriel Sargsian in the 8th tour was defeated by
Mikhail Krasenkov (Poland) and takes the 13th place on the tournament
table with 2.5 points. Sergei Movsisian representing Slovakia defeated
Vuter Spulman (Holland) and is in the lead with Etienne Bakro. Each
of them has 5 points.

January 21 is announced a rest day in the tournament.

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