Mihaela SanduRomanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) takes the lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi after 4 rounds. She defeated WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) with Black pieces, and with a draw between IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS 2423) and IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) she became the sole leader with maximum score.

The top board games GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) vs GM Bela Khotenashvili (GEO 2527), IM Nino Khurtsidze (GEO 2451) vs IM Alisa Galliamova (RUS 2478) and IM Lilit Galojan (ARM 2275) vs GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) finished without decissive result, as well as the games between GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) and WFM Vlada Sviridova (RUS 2087), WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS 2474) and WGM Daria Charochkina (RUS 2391), and IM Maia Lomineishvili (GEO 2364) and IM Lilit Mkrtchian (ARM 2459).

Standings after 4 rounds:

1 Sandu 4 points

2-5 Kashlinskaya, Batsiashvili, Kovalevskaya, Javakhishvili 3.5 points

6-20 Danielian, Galojan, Sviridova, Gevorgyan, Galliamova, Fataliyeva, Girya, Guseva, Savina, Khurtsidze, Khotenashvili, Hoang, Zhukova, Bodnaruk, Arabidze 3 points, etc.

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Top pairings of the 5th round are:

Sandu vs Javakhishvili, Batsiashvili vs Kovalevskaya, Girya vs Kashlinskaya, Khotenashvili vs Arabidze, Galliamova vs Guseva, Hoang vs Fataliyeva, Bodnaruk vs Danielian, Zhukova vs Gevorgyan, Galojan vs Khurtsidze, Sviridova vs Savina, etc.

Round 5 is on schedule on 23rd May, 2015 at 3.00 pm local time.

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