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.
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.
Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich