Round 5 of the championship started in time at 9.30. Two leading chess players with 4 out 4 played Board 1. The defending Champion of 2013 Stanislav Babarykin lost to his opponent Alexey Smirnov. Smirnov is now the sole leader with 100% score. His closest rival is Stanislav Mikheev who is the only player with 4.5 out of 5.
Jamal Messalla, the only player from Morocco, won his game today against a local player Krabbe Wolfgang, a deaf player from Germany who is also an organizer of many chess competitions for deaf. Jamal plays the championship for the second time.
The leading female player Myronenko Natalia drew today against Alexander Gerasimov and has 3 points. Many rivals follow her closely.
The second day of the FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar gathered many arbiters who prepare for the examination test and also have an opportunity to see the arbiter’s work on real.
Tomorrow, on 23 October is Round 6 of the Championship.
Here you can see the Results of Round 5
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