On Friday Alexander Grischuk and Etienne Bacrot both won their black games at the Grand Prix in Élancourt (near Paris). In this fifth round, Grischuk beat Vassily Ivanchuk in a Grünfeld. Anish Giri’s loss to Bacrot was his third in the tournament; the Dutchman went down in an ending that started as a Symmetrical English. Boris Gelfand kept his half point lead.
Photos by Alina l’Ami courtesy of FIDE