Aronian Is in Early Lead at Linares Chess Tournament


LINARES, Spain — Armenian Grand Master Levon Aronian beat Viswanathan Anand of India in the second round of the Linares 2009 Chess Tournament.

Aronian and Alexander Grishchuk (Russia) were tied for the first place with 1.5 points.

In the second round, Teymur Rajabov (Azerbaijan) tied with Vasily Ivanchuk of Ukraine, while Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Lenier Dominguez of Cuba.