Athletistic/Chess. The matches of the 5th round of the first leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series took place in Kazakhstan.

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Russian Alexandra Goryachkina beat China’s Tan Zhongyi with black pieces, and another representative of China, Zhu Jinger, beat Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan with white pieces.

Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk won with black against German Elisabeth Petz, Polina Shuvalova lost with black against Alina Kashlinskaya, who plays for Poland. Ekaterina Lahno tied Kazakhstan representative Bibisara Assaubayeva with black. Dinara Wagner from Germany and Indian Vaishali Rameshbabu have also parted ways.

After five rounds, Goryachkina and Zhu Jin’er are tied for first place in the standings with four points each.

Position after the 5th round

1-2. Alexandra Goryachkina, Zhu Jinger – 4 points each
3-5. Bibisara Assaubaeva, Ekaterina Lahno, Alina Kashlinskaya – 3 each.
6. Alexandra Kosteniuk – 2.5.
7-10. Elizabeth Petz, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Dinara Wagner, Vaishali Rameshbabu – 2 each.
11. Tan Zhongyi – 1.5.
12. Polina Shuvalova – 1.

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