YEREVAN, March 13. / ARKA /. Playing with white five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand of India defeated today top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first round of candidates chess tournament.
The eight-player super tournament will decide the next challenger for world champion Magnus Carlsen later in the year.
The event is being played under Classical time control with 120 minutes for the first 40 moves and 60 minutes for the next 20. If the game still continues the sudden death time control will come in to effect giving both players 15 minutes each with a 30 second increment from move 61.
Other first round pairings - Dmitry Andreikin (Rus) v/s Vladimir Kramnik (Rus); Sergey Karjakin (Rus) v/s Peter Svidler (Rus); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) v/s Veselin Topalov (Bul) ended in draw. -0-