Levon Aronian withdraws from FIDE World Cup 2021

Armenian GM Levon Aronian has withdrawn from the FIDE World Cup 2021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.

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