Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aronian wins Nalchik Grand Prix (But look who had the last laugh)

Leko had the last laugh, though

Levon Aronian defeated co-leader of the tournament Peter Leko in the final round to win 2009 Nalchik GP. Going into the 13th round, both players shared the lead with 7.5 points. Leko, on his part need to win his game with Aronian to take home the Nalchik trophy. Hats off nevertheless for Peter. He was notoriously unpopular with fans owing to his high percentage of draws. But in the final game in Nalchik, he goes for it, had his moments to equalized early on but was crushed in the end just the same.

[Event "Nalchik Grand Prix"]
[Date "2009.04.29"]
[Round "13"]
[White "GM Aronian"]
[Black "GM Leko"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E55"]
[White Elo "2754"]
[Black Elo "2751"]

-2009 Nalchik GP official website

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