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‘Aronian has great potential’ – 4-time World Seniors Chess Champion Anatoly Vaisser

‘Aronian has great potential’ – 4-time World Seniors Chess Champion Anatoly Vaisser

BERLIN, MARCH 28, ARMENPRESS. French Grandmaster Anatoly Vaisser, the 4 time World Seniors Chess Champion, says Armenia’s Levon Aronian is a chess player with great potential.

“It is difficult to say what Levon’s unsuccessful performances at the Candidates Tournament are related to. Perhaps it is physiological, perhaps a “curse”. I find it difficult to say. It is already several times that Levon isn’t performing successfully at the Candidates Tournament. He is playing wonderful games in other tournaments, creates wonderful combinations, but not here. I believe he has already given the answer to this question as to why. Frankly speaking the problems must be faced and understood what is going on”, Vaisser told ARMENPRESS sports correspondent Varvara Hayrapetyan in Berlin after the final round of the Candidates Tournament 2018.

Vaisser also spoke about the tournament itself, namely saying: “This Candidates Tournament was one of the most interesting during its entire history. And it was related to Kramnik’s participation. And the struggle was so interesting that one could write poems about it. This Candidates Tournament met the expectations”.

Speaking about the winner Fabiano Caruana, Vaisser emphasized that the US chess player worthily captured the title. “From a sports perspective he played better than anyone. This was especially noticeable in the last round”, he said.

Caruana earned the right to challenge the defending world champion Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018 in London in November.

English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan


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