IM Oliwia Kiolbasa in the sole lead at European Women’s Chess Championship 2023 – Round 6 report

After six played rounds at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2023 in Petrovac, Montenegro, IM Oliwia Kiolbasa (POL, 2406) emerged on the top with 5.5 points.

In the sixth-round direct encounter between the leaders, IM Oliwia Kiolbasa defeated IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2438) to head into the free day as the sole leader of the Championship.

The European Women’s Champion 2022 GM Monika Socko (POL, 2432) and IM Mai Narva (EST, 2389) tie for the second place scoring 5 points, each. They are followed by 15 players who are in the race for the top with the score of 4.5 points: IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2438), IM Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (POL, 2388), IM Yuliia Osmak (UKR, 2445), IM Lilit Mkrtchian (ARM, 2379), IM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez (ESP, 2361), GM Elina Danielian (ARM, 2431), GM Bella Khotenashvili (GEO, 2491), WGM Dinara Wagner (GER, 2411), IM Leya Garifullina (FIDE, 2372), WIM Mariam Mkrtchian (ARM, 2343), IM Nataliya Buksa (UKR, 2405), IM Meri Arabidze (GEO, 2433), IM Pauline Guichard (FRA, 2379), IM Laura Unuk (SLO, 2297), and Deimante Daulyte-Cornette (FRA, 2344).

Results, pairings and standings can be found here.

Today is the free day, and the event continues tomorrow with the 7th round which will start at 15:00 CET. The top-10 pairings are:

Live broadcast with commentaries by GM Alojzije Jankovic and Dragana Nikolovska can be followed through the ECU YouTube channel.

Official website of the event