World No. 5 GM Levon Aronian Will Play Grand Chess Tour Under Armenian Flag

Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian will participate in the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, which returns after its cancellation last year due to the global pandemic. Despite Aronian’s announcement in February that he will be switching federations due to“broken promises” by the current authorities, he will play in the upcoming Grand Chess Tour under the Armenian flag. Aronian  will join nine other world elite as full-tour participants in the 2021 GCT schedule, which  features two classical tournaments with prize funds of $325,000 each, including the kickoff event in Romania in June and the tour finale Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis in August.


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