Levon Aronian notched up his second straight victory at the cost of Vassily Ivanchuk who went down fighting (plus bad luck on the clock) for the second time. This third-round win allowed Aronian to take lead in the Fide Chess Candidates 2013 being held in London. Read a full report on Chess Blog. You can replay the very nice game in the Chess King applet below.


Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) – Aronian, Levon (2809)

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2013.03.17
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