Aronian, Levon Age 40


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#17 (active)
United States
#5 (active)
2830 - 01 Mar 2014
2720 World #22 (active)
2809 World #5 (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 PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Caruana, Fabiano2763Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/234C67Saint Louis2022
2Aronian, Levon2755Moradiabadi, Elshan25341-042B12Saint Louis2022
3Shankland, Samuel L2712Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/215E04Saint Louis2022
4Aronian, Levon2755So, Wesley27741/2-1/218A28Saint Louis2022
5Xiong, Jeffery2690Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/228C45Saint Louis2022
6Aronian, Levon2755Niemann, Hans Moke26991/2-1/257C58Saint Louis2022
7Yoo, Christopher Woojin2563Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/220C55Saint Louis2022
8Aronian, Levon2755Swiercz, Dariusz26520-173A13Saint Louis2022
9Liang, Awonder2608Aronian, Levon27551-032C44Saint Louis2022
10Aronian, Levon2755Robson, Ray26901/2-1/257E10Saint Louis2022
11Sevian, Samuel2684Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/298D37Saint Louis2022
12Aronian, Levon2755Dominguez Perez, Leinier27471/2-1/234C42Saint Louis2022
13Lenderman, Aleksandr2535Aronian, Levon27551/2-1/217E47Saint Louis2022
14Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Aronian, Levon27591/2-1/239E35Saint Louis2022
15Aronian, Levon2759Nepomniachtchi, Ian27920-152C42Saint Louis2022
16Caruana, Fabiano2758Aronian, Levon27591/2-1/245C65Saint Louis2022
17Aronian, Levon2759Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27571-049B90Saint Louis2022
18So, Wesley2771Aronian, Levon27591/2-1/243E04Saint Louis2022
19Aronian, Levon2759Dominguez Perez, Leinier27451/2-1/235B50Saint Louis2022
20Firouzja, Alireza2778Aronian, Levon27591-038C50Saint Louis2022
21Aronian, Levon2759Carlsen, Magnus28611/2-1/237E11Saint Louis2022
22Niemann, Hans Moke2688Aronian, Levon27591/2-1/250C67Saint Louis2022
23Aronian, Levon2850Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/228A45Saint Louis2022
24Dominguez Perez, Leinier2708Aronian, Levon28501-057C67Saint Louis2022
25Aronian, Levon2850Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28121/2-1/226A45Saint Louis2022
26Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2710Aronian, Levon28501-042A45Saint Louis2022
27Aronian, Levon2850Shankland, Samuel L26451/2-1/251A13Saint Louis2022
28Firouzja, Alireza2795Aronian, Levon28501-038A16Saint Louis2022
29Caruana, Fabiano2847Aronian, Levon28501/2-1/270C67Saint Louis2022
30Aronian, Levon2850Nakamura, Hikaru28501-089C67Saint Louis2022
31Xiong, Jeffery2714Aronian, Levon28501/2-1/267D27Saint Louis2022
32Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Aronian, Levon28500-136A16Saint Louis2022
33Aronian, Levon2850Dominguez Perez, Leinier27081-035A34Saint Louis2022
34Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2812Aronian, Levon28501-034C67Saint Louis2022
35Aronian, Levon2850Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27101-043C77Saint Louis2022
36Shankland, Samuel L2645Aronian, Levon28500-160E37Saint Louis2022
37Aronian, Levon2850Firouzja, Alireza27951/2-1/254C65Saint Louis2022
38Aronian, Levon2850Caruana, Fabiano28470-158A48Saint Louis2022
39Nakamura, Hikaru2850Aronian, Levon28501-033A06Saint Louis2022
40Aronian, Levon2850Xiong, Jeffery27141-038C65Saint Louis2022
41Aronian, Levon2728Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/247A46Saint Louis2022
42Firouzja, Alireza2704Aronian, Levon27281/2-1/224C65Saint Louis2022
43Aronian, Levon2728Dominguez Perez, Leinier27051/2-1/221D02Saint Louis2022
44Caruana, Fabiano2766Aronian, Levon27281/2-1/236E46Saint Louis2022
45Aronian, Levon2728Xiong, Jeffery27251/2-1/243C42Saint Louis2022
46Shankland, Samuel L2616Aronian, Levon27281/2-1/254E21Saint Louis2022
47Aronian, Levon2728Nakamura, Hikaru28370-129A16Saint Louis2022
48Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2695Aronian, Levon27281/2-1/234A45Saint Louis2022
49Aronian, Levon2728Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27631/2-1/245D26Saint Louis2022
50Aronian, Levon2775Theodorou, Nikolas25750-133E73Chennai2022