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European Individual Women Chess Championship 2012 – Round 5

The 2012 European Individual Women Chess Championship is taking place from 2nd to 13th March at the Anatolian Hotel in Gaziantep, Turkey. European Rapid Championship and European Blitz Championship will follow in the same venue on 15-18th March.

In the 5th round Marie Sebag from France, until then with a perfect score, conceded the first draw to Valentina Gunina from Russia.

Sebag was immediately caught on the top by Cristina-Adela Foisor who defeated Nino Khurtsidze. Georgian player blundered a whole rook in one move in an equal endgame and had to resign immediately.

Marie Sebag - Valentina Gunina

Marie Sebag - Valentina Gunina

Cristina-Adela Foisor - Nino Khurtsidze

Cristina-Adela Foisor - Nino Khurtsidze

Thanh Trang Hoang became the third leader as she proved to be stronger in the game against Nastassia Ziaziulkina. Ziaziulkina even run into (or allowed) the back-rank checkmate.

The defending champion Viktorija Cmilyte recovered quickly after the yesterdays loss and took a full point in the game against Gulnar Mammadova.

Six players have 4 points each and share the fourth place half a point behind the leading pack.

Players from top ten, Nana Dzagnidze and Nadezhda Kosintseva, still can not improve their tournament situation.

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich

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Gulnar Mammadova - Viktorija Cmilyte

Gulnar Mammadova - Viktorija Cmilyte

Meri Arabidze - Antoaneta Stefanova

Meri Arabidze - Antoaneta Stefanova

Georgian players Lela Javakhishvili and Nazi Paikidze made a draw

Georgian players Lela Javakhishvili and Nazi Paikidze made a draw

Girls are in good mood before the start of the round five

Girls are in good mood before the start of the round five

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