Hungarian player Thanh Trang Hoang became the sole leader after the sixth round. Her opponent Olga Girya decided to change the queens and transfer the game to the knight endgame which happened to be more pleasant for Hungarian player, who succeeded to convert her advantage into the full point. On the first board Cristina-Adela Foisor played a bit passive and let her opponent Marie Sebag get the position with advantage.
Under the time trouble French player proposed a draw even her position was still with clear winning chances. Valentina Gunina, who had Black pieces against Antoaneta Stefanova, gave away two pawns trying to receive some contra play instead. Former world champion grabbed the material and got the position with clear edge but her inaccurate play let the Black pieces to find the way to White's king.
Before the free day the leader Thanh Trang Hoang has 5,5 points in her pocket. Four other participants Marie Sebag, Valentina Gunina, Cristina-Adela Foisor and Viktorija Cmilyte are half a point behind.
Tough game between Antoaneta Stefanova and Valentina Gunina finished after 77 moves
Valentina Gunina and the member of the Appeal Committee Willy Iclicki watching the game between Nazi Paikidze and Inna Ivakhinova.
The game between Anna Muzychuk and Tatiana Kosintseva was drawn today and both players keep sharing the sixth place with three more participants.
Zeinab Mamedjarova, who was playing against Nana Dzagnidze, made a mistake on the 16th move and had to resign in a little while as her position became undefendable.
Ukrainian Katerina Lahno won against Nastassia Ziaziulkina and has +3 after sixth round.