After 5 rounds, IM Lahno, one of the biggest female talents from the Ukraine is leading the 2006 North Urals Cup. She was a key member of the 2006 Women’s Olympiad Gold Medalist Ukrainian team.

Lahno scored 4.5 / 5 for a performance of 2865! GM Zhu Chen of Qatar (via China) is in second with 4 / 5 for a performance of 2770!

Here are the standings:

1. Kateryna Lahno UKR IM 2449 – 4.5

2. Zhu Chen QAT GM 2476 – 4.0

3-6 Antoaneta Stefanova BUL GM 2520 – 2.5
3-6 Nadezhda Kosintseva RUS IM 2472 – 2.5
3-6 Maia Chiburdanidze GEO GM 2504 – 2.5
3-6 Lilit Mkrtchian ARM IM 2459 – 2.5

7-8 Yifan Hou CHN WFM 2488 – 2.0
7-8 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU IM 2476 – 2.0

9 Svetlana Matveeva RUS IM 2454 – 1.5
10 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS IM 2479 – 1.0 Posted by Picasa

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