Akobian and Najer Lead in Chicago
May 30, 2010
GM Varuzhan Akobian, Photo Betsy Dynako for CCSCSL 
After five rounds of the strong Chicago Open (May 27-31), GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Evgeny Najer lead with 4.5/5. 16 players trail with 4/5, including GMs Michael Adams and Loek Van Wely. The tournament features a $100,000 guaranteed prize fund in seven sections, including a $10,000 first prize in the Open.

Akobian and Najer set themselves apart with the following round four victories:



Follow live games on Monroi and standings in all seven sections on the official website. Also look for photos from the scene by Betsy Dynako.