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Monday, November 19, 2012

World Seniors Chess Round 6: Shared Lead in Both Sections

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Hi everyone,

Round 6 of the World Seniors Chess Championship was played in the 5 star Galini Hotel in Kamena Vourla, Greece, on Sunday. According to the latest reports via the official website of the chess tournament, in both sections - open and women's - we have shared lead and after a dramatic day the race for the top positions is wide open for multiple participants.

Results in the women section turned the course of the competition upside down in just one round. The leader so far WIM Martina Beltz lost with black to WGM Elena Fatalibekova, while legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili lost her game with white against WGM Galina Strutinskaya. WFM Yelena Ankudinova was also convincing vs WIM Swietlana Miednikova, and now WGM Fatalibekova, WFM Ankudinova, and WGM Strutinskaya lead the race with 4,5/6, half a point ahead of the chasing pack.

The competition in the open section of the World Seniors Chess Championship is fierce. After this round five players are sharing the lead. The leaders of round 5, GM Balashov and GM Vaisser, finished draw. This was used by their closest opponents, and after victories in round 6 GM Sveshnikov, GM Okhotnik, and IM Jens Kristiansen joined the leaders.

Round 7 is going to see the most expected game of the championship as the top seeded GM Anatoly Vaisser will face with black the second seeded GM Evgeny Sveshnikov
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  • At November 20, 2012 at 3:01 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    vaisser is the defending champion i suppose - quite an open house in the women's section even at seniors level - along side the women's world championship


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