Aronian, Levon Age 39


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2830 - 01 Mar 2014
2751 World #10 (active)
2773 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 PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Caruana, Fabiano2744Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/257A18Warsaw2022
2Aronian, Levon2773Korobov, Anton26501-036B50Warsaw2022
3So, Wesley2814Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/235A06Warsaw2022
4Aronian, Levon2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27601/2-1/282C24Warsaw2022
5Anand, Viswanathan2758Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/246C67Warsaw2022
6Aronian, Levon2773Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26101-045B50Warsaw2022
7Shevchenko, Kirill2624Aronian, Levon27730-1126A18Warsaw2022
8Aronian, Levon2773Rapport, Richard26461-083E73Warsaw2022
9Gavrilescu, David2367Aronian, Levon27730-150B51Warsaw2022
10Gavrilescu, David2457Aronian, Levon27510-150C45Warsaw2022
11Aronian, Levon2751Duda, Jan Krzysztof28060-184C24Warsaw2022
12Aronian, Levon2751Korobov, Anton26771-042B50Warsaw2022
13Shevchenko, Kirill2573Aronian, Levon27511/2-1/243C77Warsaw2022
14Aronian, Levon2751Anand, Viswanathan26750-124C24Warsaw2022
15So, Wesley2770Aronian, Levon27511/2-1/278A08Warsaw2022
16Aronian, Levon2751Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26471/2-1/273B50Warsaw2022
17Rapport, Richard2785Aronian, Levon27511/2-1/248B50Warsaw2022
18Aronian, Levon2751Caruana, Fabiano27901-045C24Warsaw2022
19Aronian, Levon2751Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27430-161B50Bucharest2022
20So, Wesley2770Aronian, Levon27511-074D20Bucharest2022
21Aronian, Levon2765Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27701/2-1/236C49Bucharest2022
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/285C53Bucharest2022
23Aronian, Levon2765Caruana, Fabiano27861/2-1/226C24Bucharest2022
24Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2750Aronian, Levon27650-125D39Bucharest2022
25Aronian, Levon2765So, Wesley27661/2-1/239A30Bucharest2022
26Dominguez Perez, Leinier2753Aronian, Levon27650-165C50Bucharest2022
27Aronian, Levon2765Firouzja, Alireza28041/2-1/262D17Bucharest2022
28Deac, Bogdan-Daniel2671Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/253D27Bucharest2022
29Aronian, Levon2765Rapport, Richard27761/2-1/239D17Bucharest2022
30So, Wesley2814Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/237E50Saint Louis2022
31Aronian, Levon2773Xiong, Jeffery27271-056C50Saint Louis2022
32Aronian, Levon2773Sevian, Samuel26981/2-1/219B50Saint Louis2022
33Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo2690Aronian, Levon27730-132C77Saint Louis2022
34Aronian, Levon2773Akobian, Varuzhan26341-040A40Saint Louis2022
35Caruana, Fabiano2744Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/240A06Saint Louis2022
36Aronian, Levon2773Burke, John M25731-048C50Saint Louis2022
37Oparin, Grigoriy2665Aronian, Levon27730-148A07Saint Louis2022
38Aronian, Levon2773Repka, Christopher23771-026C55Saint Louis2022
39Caruana, Fabiano2781Aronian, Levon27851-053A29Saint Louis2022
40Aronian, Levon2785Caruana, Fabiano27811/2-1/252C55Saint Louis2022
41Dominguez Perez, Leinier2735Aronian, Levon27051/2-1/253C55Saint Louis2022
42Aronian, Levon2705Dominguez Perez, Leinier27351/2-1/283C42Saint Louis2022
43Robson, Ray2605Aronian, Levon27050-140C65Saint Louis2022
44Aronian, Levon2705Robson, Ray26051-045A13Saint Louis2022
45So, Wesley2769Aronian, Levon27050-137E46Saint Louis2022
46Aronian, Levon2705So, Wesley27691/2-1/264A13Saint Louis2022
47Dominguez Perez, Leinier2756Aronian, Levon27851/2-1/259B12Saint Louis2022
48Aronian, Levon2785Dominguez Perez, Leinier27560-128C42Saint Louis2022
49Aronian, Levon2705Robson, Ray26051/2-1/274B50Saint Louis2022
50Robson, Ray2605Aronian, Levon27050-148A15Saint Louis2022