The 5th round of European Senior Chess Championship finished yesterday in Yerevan.

The sole leader in  50+ category IM Evgeni Kalegin (RUS 2431) made a draw with Black pieces against GM Zurab Sturua (GEO 2545).

The top seed GM Rafayel Vaganyan (ARM 2577) outplayed his opponent GM Nikolai Legky (FRA 2446) in just 17 moves. GM Georgi Bagaturov (GEO 2393) and FM Oleg Yuferev (RUS 2176) who are also among the group of leaders celebrated victories as well.

Senior 50+ standings
Senior 50+ round 6 pairings

The games between leaders of 65+ category ended in a draw, and GM Evgeni Vasiukov (RUS 2403), GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEo 2299) and Ashot Avetisyan (ARM 2124) made important victories and joined the leaders.

After 5 round 7 players are in the lead with 4 points: Nona Gaprindashvili, Evgeni Sveshnikov, Evgeni Vasiukob, Yuri Meshkov,  Valentin Bogdanov, Mishuchkov Nikolai and Ashot Avetisyan.

Senior 65+ standings
Senior 65+ round 6 pairings

By Armenian Chess Federation