Azerbaijani grandmaster Teymur Rajabov played against Armenian Levon Aronian in the first match of the final of the Airthings Masters online chess tournament, APA reports.
Mr. Rajabov defeated his opponent in the first match of the final - 2,5:1,5.
The second match of the final will take place on January 3.
The prize fund of the tournament, which will last until January 3, is $ 200,000.
The winner will receive $ 60,000.