Today, we mark the birthday of one of the brightest figures of chess and Chessify's esteemed brand ambassador, Levon Aronian.
With a peak rating of 2830, Aronian stands tall as the fourth highest-rated player in the history of the game. His impressive resume speaks for itself: a former world rapid and blitz champion, a two-time winner of the FIDE World Cup in 2005 and 2017, and the leader of Armenia's national team triumphs in three Chess Olympiads and the 2011 World Team Chess Championship. Being a versatile player, Levon Aronian also succeeded in Fischer Random chess, winning Chess960 world championship titles in 2006 and 2007.
Beyond the achievements on the chessboard, Aronian is also a big fan favorite and is often referred to as the "David Beckham of chess" due to his immense popularity.
In honor of this chess great, we present a selection of 8 tactical puzzles from Aronian's games. So step into the shoes of a grandmaster and try to solve these puzzles as if you're the one playing. For verification, you can find the solution to each puzzle right above its diagram.
How many puzzles did you manage to solve? Check your solutions by clicking on the small arrow next to the "See the solution" text above each chess puzzle and comment the number of correct answers under our tweet. If you enjoyed this blog format, try solving more puzzles from Chessify’s other brand ambassadors - Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri.
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