In the 5th round of the EIWCC the leader of the tournament Marie Sebag, who was keeping an absolute result, gave away first half a point as she made a draw against Russian player Valentina Gunina. She was immediately caught by Cristina-Adela Foisor, who defeated Nino Khurtsidze.
Georgian player blundered a rook in slightly better endgame and had to resign immediately. Thanh Trang Hoang became the third leader as she proved to be stronger in the game against Nastassia Ziaziulkina. Six players have 4 points and share fourth place half a point behind the group of leaders.
Players from top ten Nana Dzagnidze and Nadezhda Kosintseva still can not improve their tournament situation.
Girls are in good mood before the start of the round five
Marie Sebag was trying to get initiative in the game against Valentina Gunina but her opponent managed to hold the position and after 45 moves the game was drawn
Cristina-Adela Foisor won against Nino Khurtsidze
GM Stefanova defeated Meri Arabidze and shares the fourth place together with other five players. The game between two Georgian players finished peacefully.
The game between two Georgian players finished peacefully
Defending champion Viktorija Cmilyte recovered quickly after previous game and won against Gulnar Mammadova