Aronian, Levon Age 40


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2830 - 01 Mar 2014
2743 World #12 (active)
2778 World #9 (active)
06 Oct 1982
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union

Aronian has long been Armenia's strongest player, but now represents the US. He is now the US #1 in the live ratings.

World U12 Champion 1994, World Junior Champion 2002, Champion of Armenia 2002.

Played in the World Championship Knockout Tournament 2004; won the World Cup of 2005 and 2017; played in the World Championship Tournament 2007 and the World Cups of 2007, 2013 & 2015; won the Grand Prix Series 2008-2010; Candidate in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016.

One of the great team players. He played for Armenia in the Olympiads in 1996 (for Armenia 2), 2004 (winning team bronze), 2006, 2008 (team gold), 2010 (individual silver and team gold), 2012 (team and individual gold board one) & 2014 . Played for Armenia in the European Team Championships of 1999 (team gold), 2005, 2007 (team silver), 2011 (individual silver board one), 2013 (individual bronze board one) & 2015 (individual silver board one, and team silver). Played for Armenia in the World Team Championships of 2005 (team bronze, individual silver board one), 2010 (individual silver board one), 2011 (team gold, individual silver board one), 2013 (individual gold board one) & 2015 (team bronze, individual gold board one). Won team gold in the European Club Cup in 2005 & 2015. Won team and individual gold in the Russian Premier League in 2005 (board three) and 2015 (board two), and team bronze in 2006.

Aronian's best tournament results were wins at the Karabakh International 2005, Linares 2006, Sochi Grand Prix Tournament 2008, Nalchik Grand Prix Tournament 2009, Bilbao 2009 & 2013, Wijk aan Zee 2012 & 2014, Alekhine Memorial 2013, Sinquefield Cup 2015. Grenke Chess Classic 2017, Norway Chess 2017, and an equal first place finish at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup with Carlsen and Caruana. In addition he was equal first at the International Neckar Opens in 2003 & 2004, Gibraltar in 2004 & 2005, Tal Memorial 2006 & 2010, and Corus in 2007 & 2008.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteYear 
1Rapport, Richard2701Aronian, Levon28041/2-1/247Warsaw2023
2Aronian, Levon2804Carlsen, Magnus28521/2-1/272Warsaw2023
3Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2605Aronian, Levon28041/2-1/266Warsaw2023
4Aronian, Levon2804Deac, Bogdan Daniel26491-041Warsaw2023
5So, Wesley2749Aronian, Levon28041/2-1/241Warsaw2023
6Aronian, Levon2804Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27230-123Warsaw2023
7Duda, Jan Krzysztof2790Aronian, Levon28040-150Warsaw2023
8Aronian, Levon2804Shevchenko, Kirill25620-154Warsaw2023
9Aronian, Levon2804Giri, Anish28071/2-1/250Warsaw2023
10Aronian, Levon2804Rapport, Richard27010-140Warsaw2023
11Carlsen, Magnus2852Aronian, Levon28041-031Warsaw2023
12Aronian, Levon2804Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26051/2-1/249Warsaw2023
13Deac, Bogdan Daniel2649Aronian, Levon28040-151Warsaw2023
14Aronian, Levon2804So, Wesley27490-141Warsaw2023
15Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2723Aronian, Levon28041/2-1/238Warsaw2023
16Aronian, Levon2804Duda, Jan Krzysztof27901-047Warsaw2023
17Shevchenko, Kirill2562Aronian, Levon28040-149Warsaw2023
18Giri, Anish2807Aronian, Levon28041-076Warsaw2023
19Aronian, Levon2729Duda, Jan Krzysztof27821/2-1/250Warsaw2023
20So, Wesley2788Aronian, Levon27291/2-1/256Warsaw2023
21Aronian, Levon2729Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26221-050Warsaw2023
22Rapport, Richard2767Aronian, Levon27291/2-1/260Warsaw2023
23Aronian, Levon2729Carlsen, Magnus28391/2-1/240Warsaw2023
24Deac, Bogdan Daniel2618Aronian, Levon27291/2-1/256Warsaw2023
25Aronian, Levon2729Giri, Anish27141-060Warsaw2023
26Shevchenko, Kirill2602Aronian, Levon27290-160Warsaw2023
27Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2762Aronian, Levon27291/2-1/227Warsaw2023
28Plat, Vojtech2546Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/243Germany2023
29Aronian, Levon2755Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27471/2-1/221Germany2023
30Aronian, Levon2745Martirosyan, Haik M26750-127Astana2023
31Erigaisi Arjun2737Aronian, Levon28150-161Astana2023
32Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar2701Aronian, Levon27450-161Astana2023
33Lagno, Kateryna2560Aronian, Levon27450-142Astana2023
34Aronian, Levon2745Kramnik, Vladimir27531-051Astana2023
35Keymer, Vincent2700Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/295Astana2023
36Aronian, Levon2745Gelfand, Boris26781/2-1/261Astana2023
37Assaubayeva, Bibissara2440Aronian, Levon27450-130Astana2023
38Aronian, Levon2745Vakhidov, Jahongir26071-044Astana2023
39Grischuk, Alexander2745Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/235Astana2023
40Aronian, Levon2745Hou, Yifan26281-040Astana2023
41Sindarov, Javokhir2661Aronian, Levon27450-156Astana2023
42Martirosyan, Haik M2675Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/258Astana2023
43Aronian, Levon2815Erigaisi Arjun27371/2-1/242Astana2023
44Aronian, Levon2745Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar27011/2-1/242Astana2023
45Aronian, Levon2745Lagno, Kateryna25600-146Astana2023
46Kramnik, Vladimir2753Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/240Astana2023
47Aronian, Levon2745Keymer, Vincent27000-146Astana2023
48Gelfand, Boris2678Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/259Astana2023
49Aronian, Levon2745Assaubayeva, Bibissara24401-046Astana2023
50Vakhidov, Jahongir2607Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/281Astana2023