YEREVAN, March 21. / ARKA /. Playing with black Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian defeated today Sergey Karyakin of Russia in the seventh round of the candidates chess tournament in Russian Khanty-Mansiysk and now he shares the first place with former world champion Viswanathan Anand of India.
Dmitry Andreykin (Russia) defeated Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) beat Shahriyra Mammadyarov (Azerbaijan) and Viswanathan Anand (India) drew with Peter Svidler (Russia).
After the seventh round Aronian and Anand have 4.5 points each.
The winner of the candidates tournament that ends March 30, will play against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. -0-