Levon Aronian moves to USA!
By: Stefan Sklenka
3/6/2021 9:57:24 AM
Big news: Levon Aronian will move to St. Louis, Missouri, and change federations from Armenia to the USA.
“I am sincerely proud to have had the honor of making a significant contribution to the greatest achievements of Armenian chess· Clearly, it is impossible to reach world heights in chess without the huge amount of work done at home and through the support of my fellow countrymen. I truly appreciate the personal attention and support that I received from the third President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan for many years.”
It means that the United States will have five competitors ranked among the top 20 players in the world: Fabiano Caruana (2823, #2), Levon Aronian (2781, #6), Wesley So (2770, #9), Leinier Dominguez (2758, #14), and Hikaru Nakamura (2736, #19).