Antoaneta Stefanova grabs the lead at EIWCC 2016

The top seed of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2507) defeated the overnight leader WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) and took the pole position.

The ex World Champion emerged as leader before the rest day and will face IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER 2489) in the 7th round.

The rest of the players in the group with 4 points drew their games, so now we have 12 followers within half a point behind Stefanova.

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Antoaneta Stefanova

Antoaneta Stefanova

Standings after round 6:
1. Stefanova – 5 points
2-13. Gaponenko, Arakhamia-Grant, Shvayger, Goryachkina, Atalik, Ushenina, Socko, Paehtz, Mkrtchian, Bodnaruk, Brunello and Osmak – 4.5 points, etc.

The 7th round is on schedule Friday 3rd May at 3.00 pm (local time) with the following top pairings:
Paehtz vs Stefanova, Gryachkina vs Osmak, Gaponenko vs Bodnaruk, Shvayger vs Socko, Atalik vs Ushenina, Arakhamia-Grant vs Mrktchian, Pogonina vs Brunello, etc.

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