Gunina and Girya catching up with the leader
After Sergey Karjakin had caused a stir in the chess world with his win against Magnus Carlsen in the 8th game and then enjoyed the rest day, the participants of the 5th leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk were fighting even more self-sacrificing than before.
After 4 games there are three leaders – Valentina Gunina, Olga Girya and Nino Batsiashvili, who have gained 3 points. Ju Wenjun and Sarasadat Khademalsharieh are 0,5 point behind.
Round 4 results:
Javakhishvili – Girya 0-1, Khotenashvili – Ju Wenjun 1/2-1/2, Harika – Zhukova 1-0, Kosteniuk – Pogonina 1-0, Gunina – Batsiashvili 1/2-1/2, Skripchenko – Khademalsharieh 1/2-1/2
Standings after round 4:
1-3. Valentina Gunina, Nino Batsiashvili, Olga Girya – 3, 4-5. Ju Wenjun, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh – 2,5, 6-7. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Dronavalli Harika – 2, 8-10. Natalija Pogonina, Natalia Zhukova, Almira Skripchenko – по 1,5, 11. Bela Khotenashvili – 1, 12. Lela Javakhishvili – 0,5.
Round 5 pairings:
Khademalsharieh – Javakhishvili, Batsiashvili – Skripchenko, Pogonina – Gunina, Zhukova – Kosteniuk, Ju Wenjun – Harika, Girya – Khotenashvili
We remind you that Wednesday, November 23, is a rest day.
Kindly find more information in the attached press release
Pictures: Eteri Kublashvili
Pairings and results http://wgp2016.fide.com/pairings-results/
Official website – http://wgp2016.fide.com/
FIDE Press Officer of the Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk – Eteri Kublashvili
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