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Round 9: Anna Muzychuk became the sole leader
front pageIn the ninth round of the EIWCC Slovenian player Anna Muzyhcuk defeated another leader Romanian Cristina-Adela Foisor. Valentina Gunina made a draw in the game against her compatriot Tatiana Kosintseva and two rounds to go Anna Muzychuk became the sole leader in the tournament. Valentina Gunina and defending European Champion Viktorija Cmilyte, who managed to win against Nino Khurtsidze, share the second place half a point behind. Four players share the fourth place: Cristina-Adela Foisor, Tatiana Kosintseva, Antoaneta Stefanova and Katerina Lahno. Maria Sebag, who lost two games in a row in the previous rounds, defeated Nazi Paikidze and placed on the top of the group of players with 6 points.

The Deputy General Secretary of Gazientep Metropolitan Municipality Ibrahim Evrim and The President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici in the playing hall
Chief arbiter Erdem Ucarkus and General Secretary of TCF Erman Uskudarli
Small chess fans visited the playing venue
Two girls asked Betul Yildiz, eight times Turkish Champion among women, to sign an autograph.
Anna Muzychuk won against Cristina-Adela Foisor in 79 moves
Valentina Gunina and Tatiana Kosintseva signed the scoresheets after 14 moves.
Treiners Zurab Sturua, Adrian Mikhalchishin and commentator Evgenij Miroshnichenko watch some games from the championship
Bart Coucke, a businessman from Belgium, read about the European Championship from Europe-echecs news and came to the tournament during his trip to Gazientep. These days many people came to visit carpet exhibition here as Gaziantep is known as a center of carpet industry. Bart Coucke used to play chess before and still a member of Flemish Federation.

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