Alekseev, Aronian, Gelfand and Inarkiev win in Jermuk

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Jermuk GPIn the 10th round in Jermuk Alekseev and Aronian reduced their gap with the leaders Ivanchuk, Leko and Kasimdzhanov to half a point. Inarkiev finally won a game, against Bacrot.

The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk, Armenia. It's a 14-player round-robin with Aronian, Jakovenko, Leko, Gelfand, Bacrot, Kamsky, Karjakin, Eljanov, Alekseev, Akopian, Ivanchuk, Cheparinov, Inarkiev and Kasimdzhanov. More info on the GP and Jermuk in our preview.

Round 10

With three rounds to go, anything can happen in Jermuk with three leaders at 6.5 points, two chasing at 6 at two more at 5.5. Together with Alekseev, top seed Aronian is back to half a point behind leaders Ivanchuk, Leko and Kasimdzhanov.

Alekseev was the first winner of the day thanks to a blitzkrieg in a Berlin Wall agains Eljanov, who missed the nice trick 28.Nxg7! in an already difficult position. Aronian's victory was hard-fought and a deserved one, exploiting only minor inaccuracies by Jakovenko in a Hedgehog. Cheparinov seems to be experiencing a total collaps; the Bulgarian lost to Gelfand and scored only half a point in the last six rounds. Inarkiev, on the other hand, finally scored a victory, against Bacrot.

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