European Club Cup for Women, round 5

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo continues leading

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo continues leading the women section of the European Club Cup in Kemer, Turkey. After 5 rounds Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo has 9 match points (5 victories and 1 draw) and 16 game points. In round 5 they won convincingly ½ :3½ against Ladya Kazan, with Monte-Carlo’s best player GM Koneru Humpy having a rest day.

Ladya Kazan - Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo ½ :3½

IM Gaponenko Inna 2440 - GM Cramling Pia 2531 0 – 1

IM Zaiatz Elena 2366 - GM Zhu Chen 2531 0 – 1

WFM Chistiakova Tamara 2363 - IM Socko Monika 2473 0 – 1

WGM Shaidullina Sandugach 2296 - IM Skripchenko Almira 2438 ½ – ½

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo is closely followed by Southern Ural Cheliabinsk and Finec St.Petersburg, both with 8 match points. Southern Ural Cheliabinsk won against Interplast Tbilisi with victories by WGM Hou Yifan and WGM Shumiakina. GM Lahno finished draw with IM Javakhishvili. IM Dzagnidze pulled one back for Interplast Tbilisi, but that was not enough and Southern Ural Cheliabinsk won 1½:2½.

Finec St.Petersburg won against MIKA Yerevan with the same result. The only decisive game was won by IM Cmilyte against IM Danielian. GM Chiburdanidze – IM Korbut, IM Khurtsidze – WGM Demina, and IM Mkrtchian – IM Turova finished draw.

Results from round 5

Ladya Kazan - Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo ½ : 3½

Interplast Tbilisi - Southern Ural Cheliabinsk 1½ : 2½

MIKA Yerevan - Finec St.Petersburg 1½ : 2½

Utrecht - AVS Krasnoturinsk ½ : 3½

SK Bihac – Capital Brokers - SK T-Com Podgorica ½ :3½

Economist Saratov - BGU Minsk 4 : 0

USV Volksbank Halle - Turk Hava Yollari 2 : 2

Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu - Antalya Deniz Genclik Rtg 2½ : 1½

Tarsus Zeka Satranc SK - Vandoeuvre 1 : 3

European Club Cup for Women standings

1 Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo 9

2 Southern Ural Cheliabinsk 8

3 Finec St.Petersburg 8

4 AVS Krasnoturinsk 7

5 SK T-Com Podgorica 7

6 Interplast Tbilisi 7

7 Economist Saratov 6

8 MIKA Yerevan 6

9 Ladya Kazan 6

10 Utrecht 4

11 SK Bihac – Capital Brokers 4

12 USV Volksbank Halle 4

13 Vandoeuvre 3

14 Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu 3

15 BGU Minsk 3

16 Turk Hava Yollari 3

17 Antalya Deniz Genclik 2

18 Tarsus Zeka Satranc SK 0