Aronian, Levon Age 40


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#11 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2830 - 01 Mar 2014
2720 World #19 (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 
1Robson, Ray2668Aronian, Levon28090-163E04Saint Louis2023
2Aronian, Levon2809Durarbayli, Vasif25431-029C70Saint Louis2023
3Sevian, Samuel2693Aronian, Levon28090-138A16Saint Louis2023
4Aronian, Levon2809Caruana, Fabiano28181/2-1/298C78Saint Louis2023
5Kevlishvili, Robby2585Aronian, Levon28090-154B90Saint Louis2023
6Aronian, Levon2809Hakobyan, Aram25630-139C50Saint Louis2023
7Repka, Christopher2411Aronian, Levon28090-119A48Saint Louis2023
8So, Wesley2780Aronian, Levon27201/2-1/247A40Saint Louis2023
9Aronian, Levon2720So, Wesley27800-130C67Saint Louis2023
10Aronian, Levon2720So, Wesley27801/2-1/246C42Saint Louis2023
11So, Wesley2780Aronian, Levon27201/2-1/276E10Saint Louis2023
12Dominguez Perez, Leinier2703Aronian, Levon27201/2-1/262C67Saint Louis2023
13Aronian, Levon2720Dominguez Perez, Leinier27031-059C42Saint Louis2023
14Caruana, Fabiano2766Aronian, Levon27450-128A13Saint Louis2023
15Caruana, Fabiano2818Aronian, Levon28090-176B06Saint Louis2023
16Aronian, Levon2809Caruana, Fabiano28180-145C77Saint Louis2023
17Caruana, Fabiano2758Aronian, Levon27201-093C65Saint Louis2023
18Aronian, Levon2720Caruana, Fabiano27581-063C77Saint Louis2023
19Aronian, Levon2720Caruana, Fabiano27581-062C77Saint Louis2023
20Caruana, Fabiano2758Aronian, Levon27201-049A18Saint Louis2023
21Sevian, Samuel2582Aronian, Levon27201/2-1/272E32Saint Louis2023
22Aronian, Levon2720Sevian, Samuel25821-045C77Saint Louis2023
23Aronian, Levon2720Dominguez Perez, Leinier27030-127A30Saint Louis2023
24Dominguez Perez, Leinier2743Aronian, Levon27451/2-1/266C67Saint Louis2023
25Dominguez Perez, Leinier2703Aronian, Levon27201/2-1/244C67Saint Louis2023
26Aronian, Levon2745Dominguez Perez, Leinier27431/2-1/2103A13Saint Louis2023
27Aronian, Levon2736Gukesh D27181/2-1/218E10Dusseldorf2023
28Gukesh D2629Aronian, Levon27200-192C65Dusseldorf2023
29Nepomniachtchi, Ian2761Aronian, Levon27200-146A16Dusseldorf2023
30Aronian, Levon2720Gukesh D26291-045D02Dusseldorf2023
31Esipenko, Andrey2675Aronian, Levon27361/2-1/236E04Dusseldorf2023
32Aronian, Levon2736Nepomniachtchi, Ian27930-153E10Dusseldorf2023
33So, Wesley2766Aronian, Levon27361/2-1/235E47Dusseldorf2023
34Aronian, Levon2736Giri, Anish27801-048C67Dusseldorf2023
35Duda, Jan Krzysztof2729Aronian, Levon27361/2-1/231D39Dusseldorf2023
36Aronian, Levon2736Abdusattorov, Nodirbek27341-031B76Dusseldorf2023
37Keymer, Vincent2690Aronian, Levon27361/2-1/230A15Dusseldorf2023
38Aronian, Levon2736Praggnanandhaa R26901-050A20Dusseldorf2023
39Aronian, Levon2735Maghsoodloo, Parham27190-159B92Wijk aan Zee2023
40Gukesh D2725Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/272E10Wijk aan Zee2023
41Aronian, Levon2735Caruana, Fabiano27661/2-1/239A30Wijk aan Zee2023
42Rapport, Richard2740Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/231C67Wijk aan Zee2023
43Aronian, Levon2735Van Foreest, Jorden26811/2-1/231D10Wijk aan Zee2023
44Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2713Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/231C65Wijk aan Zee2023
45Aronian, Levon2735Giri, Anish27641/2-1/221C55Wijk aan Zee2023
46Ding, Liren2811Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/248C55Wijk aan Zee2023
47Aronian, Levon2735Keymer, Vincent26961-079C84Wijk aan Zee2023
48So, Wesley2760Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/246A29Wijk aan Zee2023
49Erigaisi Arjun2722Aronian, Levon27351/2-1/262E38Wijk aan Zee2023
50Aronian, Levon2735Praggnanandhaa R26841/2-1/232C80Wijk aan Zee2023