R6: TEN PLAYERS IN THE LEAD AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN MINSK

After the rest day and 6 rounds played, there are ten players in the joint lead at the European Individual Chess Championship 2017 in the capital of Belarus.

round 6

Grandmasters Ivan Cheparinov, Igor Kovalenko, Daniil Dubov, Daniel Fridman, Maxim Matlakov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Hrant Melkumyan, David Anton Guijarro, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis and David Howell scored 5 points out of 6 games and are the leaders with 5 rounds to go.

Matlakov

The best ranked women players so far is WGM Olga Girya with 4 points, followed by WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina, IM Elisabeth Paehtz and IM Alisa Galiamova with 3.5 points.

Galliamova

Top round 7 pairings:

Kovalenko vs Matlakov, Cheparinov vs Fridman, Howell vs Melkumyan, Kuzubov vs Anton, Mastrovasilis vs Dubov, Yilmaz vs Naiditsch, Rodshtein vs Salgado, Demchenko vs Bacrot, Tomashevsky vs Saric, Kozul vs Mamedov, etc.

Chess-Results

R6 players

The organizers provided live broadcast of 100 boards, along with professional commentary in English and Russian, done by Evgeniy Miroshnichenko and Sergey Shipov. Live games can be followed on the Official Website of the Championship, or through the ECU website, section LIVE.

Miroshnichenko

The European Individual Championship 2017 is a qualification event for the next World Cup. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 22 players will qualify.  The total prize fund is 100 000 EUR, including the special prizes.

The Championship takes place from 29th May to 11th June in the Sports Palace in Minsk.

Stetsko

The event is organized by  the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk City Executive Committee and Belarus Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU.

Official Website