Levon Aronian


I was watching an excellent series of videos on Chess24 featuring the games of Levon Aronian. Yusupov and Gustafsson produced an interesting commentary on several of his games.

I have seen Levon a few times at the London Chess Classic and he is an impressive character. Extremely likeable and ruthlessly objective, he somehow remains very human.

His games contain a certain controlled flair. Not the extravagance of Tal or craziness of a Short King manouevre but real flair. He is a highly talented player and I can’t really understand why he hasn’t done better in the Candidates.

Perhaps I will pick out one or two of his games to show my point.