Levon Aronian among favorites of World Mind Games
An early sign of his ability came when he won the 1994 World Youth Chess Championship (under-12) in Szeged with 8/9, ahead of future luminaries Étienne Bacrot, Ruslan Ponomariov, Francisco...
Azerbaijan's grandmasters to join World Mind Games
Mammadyarov and Rajabov will face Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, and Ian...
(Although Ruslan Ponomariov of Russia won the 2002 world title when he was 18, his effort is not considered a record because he did not win it in the time-tested match-play format.) After winning the match with two games to spare, Carlsen revealed how...