RIGA, April 17 (LETA) – Four players were in the lead after the seventh round in the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship in Riga.

Georgia’s Nana Dzagnidze, Armenia’s Elina Danielan, as well as Aleksandra Goryachkina and Daria Pustovoitova from Russia scored 5.5 points each after the first seven rounds at the European tournament which is taking place in Riga. In overall rankings Dzagnidze was the first, followed by Goryachkina, Danielan and Pustovoitova.

On Monday Dzagnidze played in a pair with Goryachkina and the game ended in a draw. In the same way, several other leaders ended their games in a draw.

After a day off on Tuesday, the tournament will resume on Wednesday when Dzagnidze and Danielan will meet at the table, while the other game will take place between the two Russian players.

The leaders are followed by 15 other players who won five points.

Latvian leader Ilze Berzina and Germany’s Marta Michna closed the game in a draw. Berzina has taken the 36th position with a score of four
points in the seven rounds.

As reported, the European Women’s Chess Championship is taking place at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga through April 22. Latvia is represented by seventeen players at the championship.

The players finishing in the first 14 places at the European tournament in Riga will qualify for the Chess World Cup.