GM Lahno held top seed to a draw while GM Miroshnichenko defeated GM Werle. This gives GM Miroshnichenko the clear lead at Antwerp after 5 rounds.

Round 5 results:

Lahno, Kateryna – Bu Xiangzhi ½-½
Miroshnichenko, Evgenij – Werle, Jan 1-0
Vaganian, Rafael – Schebler, Gerhard ½-½
Gyimesi, Zoltan – Timman, Jan ½-½
Michiels, Bart – Van der Stricht, Geert 1-0

Standings after 5 rounds:

1. Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR 2593 5

2. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2710 4½

3. Timman, Jan H g NED 2562 4

4. Gyimesi, Zoltan g HUN 2586 3½
5. Schebler, Gerhard g GER 2453 3½

6. Vaganian, Rafael A g ARM 2594 3

7. Werle, Jan g NED 2591 2½
8. Michiels, Bart m BEL 2442 2½

9. Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2507 1

10. Van der Stricht, Geert m BEL 2426 ½

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