Viswanathan Anand to meet Levon Aronian in Norway opener

The much-awaited clash between Anand and Norway's world number one Magnus Carlsen will happen as early as in the second round.

updated: May 08, 2013 15:28 IST
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Norway: World champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first round of the Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that gets underway here.

Anand secured five whites in the nine-round tournament by finishing joint second in the blitz event that was played to prepare the drawing of lots.

The top five contestants in the blitz tournament will get five white and four black games in the 10-player event which is also one of the strongest ever.

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