02 August, 2013

European Women's Individual Championship : Round 9

Well, no change at the top, although Hungary's  Hoang Thanh Trang is now the sole leader with 7,5 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack  : Alexandra Kosteniuk ,Viktorija Cmilyte, Monika Socko, Natalija Pogonina and  Anna Muzychuk .

However, just behind them with 6,5 is Lisa Schut.

In Round 8 she played a marathon game ( 137 moves, and more than 5 hours ) as Black against WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina.

In a Grunfeld Defence it seemed a very close game until a slip gave her the advantage...

...since after Kd2, Black wins a pawn with Ra2.