Ernesto Inarkiev has enjoyed a nice run of form lately, but that came to a brutal end in his classical & rapid match with Boris Gelfand. When we left off last week Gelfand led the 12-game match 1.5-.5; today it finished with Gelfand the 12-6 winner.
The match was divided into two halves: six classical games, which counted double in the overall scoring, and six rapid games. Gelfand won the classical portion with an undefeated 4-2 score - which converted into an 8-4 match score - and then raced out to an undefeated 4-1 margin in the rapid games. He finished with a thud, unfortunately, losing the final rapid game (with White, at that), but it was still a commanding performance by the 2012 World Championship finalist.