Levon is a professional Armenian chess player and Grandmaster. In 2014 he has made history by crossing the coveted 2800 rating mark. He was World Junior Champion, winner of the World Cup, triple Olympic champion and World Team Champion.
Many chess commentators, critics, previous and current players and chess fans, consider Levon to be one of the greatest players of the modern era.

Personal Information
Levon is a national hero in his native Armenia, and takes great pride in securing his country’s presence on the world stage. He takes personal interest in the youth of his homeland, and considers it his duty as a role-model to inspire young Armenians worldwide and to play for Armenian national pride. Levon has been Armenian Sportsman of the Year twice, has been awarded the Movses Khorenatsi Medal, the Armenian 1st Category Medal of Honour, and became Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia in December, 2009. After winning the individual and team gold again in the 2012 Chess Olympics in Istanbul, Levon was awarded the order of St. Mesrop Mashtots.

Personal Interests
In his free time, Levon enjoys playing tennis, cycling, swimming, bug-house, Russian literature, bebop jazz, funk and classical music. He is also a keen wine-taster and travels to unique places for pleasure and local cuisine.
Although a British-comedic enthusiast, Levon’s knowledge of film (and jazz) history is astounding and his keen insight on the film industry’s legendary directors makes movies one of his favorite topics and pastimes.

Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee

2014

Alexander Alekhine Memorial
Saint Petersburg

2013

St. Mesrop Mashtots Order
Armenia

2012

Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee

2012

Olympiad Golden Medal
Istanbul

2012

Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament
Monte Carlo

2011

Golden Medal, World Team Championship
Ningbo

2011

World Blitz Championship
Moscow

2010

Tal Memorial
Moscow

2010

Olympiad Silver Medal
Khanty-Mansiysk

2010

Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia

2009

Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament
Monte Carlo

2009

Grand Slam Masters
Bilbao

2009

Karen Asrian Memorial Tournament
Yerevan

2008

Corus Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee

2008

Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament
Monte Carlo

2008

Olympiad Golden Medal
Dresden

2008

Corus Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee

2007

Chess960 World Chess Championship

2006

Tal Memorial
Moscow

2006

Olympiad Golden Medal
Turin

2006

Linares International Chess Tournament
Linares

2006

Best Sportsman of Armenia

2005

FIDE World Cup

2005

Karabakh International Chess Tournament
Stepanakert

2005

Team European Club Cup Open (with Tomsk-400)
Saint Vincent

2005

World U-20 Championship
Goa

2002

Lausanne Young Masters
Lausanne

2001

European Team Chess Championship
Batumi

1999

European Junior Chess Championship
Yerevan

1998

Kasparov Cup
Moscow

1997

World Youth Chess Championship
Szeged

1994

Levon Aronian was born
Yerevan

1982