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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kazan Chess Round 5: Muzychuk, Danielian in Lead; Humpy Right Behind

The fifth day at the Kazan Chess Grand Prix for Women saw two decisive games right after the free day. Armenia's Elina Danielian held on to her lead with a draw against Viktorija Cmilyte. However, Anna Muzychuk defeated Betul Yildiz to join Elina Danielian in the lead. Katerina Lahno also beat Alexandra Kosteniuk to move up the table. Antoaneta Stefanova and Tatiana Kosintseva missed important wins against Alisa Galliamova and Humpy Koneru. Nadezhda Kosinsteva also drew with Hou Yifan. However, the field is still wide open and there are four players just half or a point behind. Anything could happen in the last few rounds at this exciting women's chess event.
Anna Muzchuk on her way to joining the lead


Round 5 standings: 
1-2. Elina Danielian and Anna Muzychuk 3.5 
3-6. Katerina Lahno, Viktorija Cmilyte, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Humpy Koneru 3
7. Antoaneta Stefanova 2.5 points
8-10. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Hou Yifan, Alisa Galliamova 2
11. Tatiana Kosintseva 1.5
12. Betul Yildiz

Don't forget to watch the sixth round live today India time at the official website: http://kazan2012.fide.com/. There is a live feed of both the chess games and the playing hall.

Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, is hosting the FIDE Women's Grand Prix from 
From June 9 to 23, 2012. This event is part of the series of elite events organised by FIDE and Global Chess. There will be six chess grand prix events over two years in various countries around the world. The winner of each tournament wins 6,500 euros from a total prize fund of 40,000 euros. The overall winner also wins an extra 15,000 euros at the end of the series. 

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