Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hoang Becomes New Leader, Euro Womens Individual


Pix 1. GM Hoang Thanh Trang, Hungary. (Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich with kind permission of TCF. Photo from official tournament website)

8 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Gaziantep Turkey, GM Hoang Thanh Trang (pix above) of Hungary beat her opponent WGM GIRYA Olga of Russia, allowing Hoang to collect a point and increase her total score to 5.5 points overall and the sole leader after the sixth round of play in the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2012.

Meanwhile the chasing pack behind her are Sebag, Gunina, Foisor and Cmilyte all at 5 points. Slightly further back are Kosintseva, Muzychuk, Khurtsidze, Lahno and Paikidze all having scored 4.5 points.

Here is the ranking table after round 6.




Here is the round 6 game between new leader GM Hoang and WGM Girya during the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2012, Gaziantep, Turkey. Hoang played white and won the game with a 4 white pawns versus 2 black pawns endgame.


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