Play Like Levon Aronian

Play Like Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian is one of the top players of the 21st century. Can you figure out the moves in his greatest games?

Levon Aronian has been one of the top Grandmasters in the world in the 21st century. He's the only player to have won two FIDE World Cups, in 2005 and 2017. He's been the world champion in blitz, rapid and Chess960. His peak rating of 2830 in 2014 is the fourth-highest rating ever achieved. In this course, you can play along with five of Aronian's greatest games, including wins against World Champions Carlsen and Anand. Start winning like Aronian today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find the moves in a brilliant sacrificial knock-out of GM Ivan Sokolov.
  • Find the moves in tactical battles with top GMs Navara and So!
  • Find the moves in wins against World Champions!

Play Like Levon Aronian: Sokolov vs Aronian

Play Like Levon Aronian: Sokolov vs Aronian

Ivan Sokolov is a strong Grandmaster and author, who has beaten many of the top players in the world, including Garry Kasparov. Yet, in this game from the 2006 Olympiad, Sokolov couldn't handle Aronian's preparation and beautiful attacking play.
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Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Carlsen

Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen might be the greatest player of all time, but Aronian has beaten him seven times in classical games, and knocked him out of the World Championship candidates cycle in 2007. This game is one of the best wins anyone has against the reigning world Champion, from the 2017 Norway Chess tournament.
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Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Anand

Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Anand

Aronian has fought many sharp battles with World Champion Anand. Although Anand has won a couple of famous games, Aronian has a solid lead in their head-to-head results. Here's one of his best wins, from the Grand Slam Chess Final in 2011.
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Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Rapport

Play Like Levon Aronian: Aronian vs Rapport

Richard Rapport is one of the most creative Grandmasters in the world. He loves to get new and interesting positions, and carry out amazing attacks. However, in this game from the Tata Steel Masters in 2017, Aronian demonstrated the downside of his opponent's opening adventures.
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Play Like Levon Aronian: So vs Aronian

Play Like Levon Aronian: So vs Aronian

In the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, Aronian took clear first by beating all three players from the USA, the host country of the event. This is Levon's game against Wesley So, a top Grandmaster, who failed to finish development against Aronian's active play.
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Lessons

Play Like Levon Aronian

Master Games
5 Lessons
No Videos
5 Challenges
Released October 17, 2019
1168 Students