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GM Iordachescu and WFM Hincu lead 2016 Moldovan championships

12651348_500095796818148_6889820817270607693_nThe 2016 Moldovan Individual Chess Championships for men and women are taking place from 2-10 February, in the Moldova’s capital city Chisinau.

Both events are played in a 10-player single round-robin format with time control 90’/40 moves + 30′ + 30″.

GM Viorel Iordachescu leads the men’s section with 4.5/6 points, while 19 years old WFM Olga Hincu has perfect 6/6 score among women.

Iordachescu has a full point advance in front of IM Vladimir Hamitevici and GM Dmitry Svetushkin.

The title at the women’s championship might be decided at the seventh round, when Hincu meets IM Svetlana Petrenko, who is currently on second position with half a point less than the leader.

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Men’s standings after Round 6:

1 GM Iordachescu Viorel 2589 4.5
2 IM Hamitevici Vladimir 2472 3.5
3 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2574 3.5
4 FM Morozov Nichita 2353 3.5
5 GM Sanduleac Vasile 2385 3
6 IM Bargan Sergiu 2267 3
7 IM Vedmediuc Serghei 2433 2.5
8 FM Iovcov Valerii 2406 2.5
9 IM Soltanici Ruslan 2400 2
10 FM Vavric Pavel 2386 2

Women’s standings after Round 6:

1 WFM Hincu Olga 2118 6
2 IM Petrenko Svetlana 2185 5.5
3 Verbin Valentina 1785 3.5
4 WFM Gitu Paula-Alexandra 1861 3.5
5 Coada Elena 1776 3
6 Mocanu Valeria 1741 2.5
7 Mocanu Paula 1678 2.5
8 Ojog Felicia 1581 1.5
9 Daicu Diana 1704 1.5
10 Mihailova Alina 1640 0.5

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