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Monday, April 23, 2012

Zurich Chess Challenge - Aronian Leads Against Kramnik 1.5-0.5

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Hi everyone,

Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian, two of the grandmasters to ever break the 2800 rating barrier, are playing a friendly match 21-28 April in Zurich. The venue of the event is the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville at Paradeplatz and is sponsored by IGC International Gemological Laboratories and Aspeco N.V. Kramnik.

Kramnik and Aronian are winners of two most prestigious tournaments of the last few months. While the 36-year-old Kramnik gained a convincing victory at the London Chess Classic in December, the 29-year-old Aronian won the famous tournament in Wijk aan Zee with an outstanding score.
The match is preparation for Kramnik and Aronian for the upcoming Candidates Tournament in 2012. Classical time control will be used, with a new twist for the show – if the game ends in a draw in under three hours, the players have to play a rapid game (25 minutes with a 10 second increment). You can access the official website here.

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