Armenian GM Levon Aronian has withdrawn from the FIDE World Cup 2021
“Having a high fever and tonsillitis, despite my great desire to play, I have to be rational and put mine, and the health of other players first,” Aronian said in a Facebook post.
“I want to personally thank the FIDE President Mr. Dvorkovich for taking all possible actions to help me in any issues I got. Please take care of yourself, and hopefully the tournament will continue without any misfortunes. I promise to get healthy soon and come back to the magical world of 64 squares!” Aronian wrote.