|Levon Aronian. Photo from chessbase.com|
Among his victims is ex-World Champ and now world no.4 - Vladimir Kramnik, and last night he beat experience top player - Boris Gelfand. So far, only Wang Hao (China) and Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) manage to split the point with Aronian.
From my observation, Aronian had one unique style. He belong to a small group of players who like to move the piece and write the move with different hand. If you noticed , he move the piece with his left hand and use his right hand to write the move. I don't know the advantage of this style but i guess he loved to utilized all his resources :)
Unfortunately to one of my favourite player - Alexei Shirov - Mr. fire on board, he had a tough tournament so far. He has lost three games and drew one against Karjakin last night. He is now at the bottom of the table with Pavel Eljanov who also had the same score.