The central game of the 10th round, Lagarde-Bluebaum, ended without a winner. Bluebaum took the initiative with the black pieces and achieved a material advantage, which he failed to implement. Sargissian won the pawn in the opening and reliably defeated Gadimbayli. Saric and Santos also joined the fight for the top spot. Sargissian and Bluebaum lead with 8 points, Lagarde, Saric and Santos follow with 7.5 points.
The penultimate round
5. April 2022