RIGA, April 21 (LETA) – Georgian chess player Nana Dzagnidze after another victory during the tenth round is heading towards her triumph at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship which will close on Saturday in Riga.
Dzagnidze won a match with Poland’s Monika Socko, which ensured eight points in her score. Meanwhile, her biggest rival, Russia’s Aleksandra Goryachkina ended her game with Vietnam-born Hungary’s representative Hoang Thanh Trang with a draw and is half a point behind the leader.
During the 11th and last round on Saturday Dzagnidze will play with Russia’s Natalija Pogonina who currently ranks 14th, while Goryachkina will meet in a match with Germany’s Elisabeth Paehtz who is in the sixth position right now.
At the same time, Latvia’s leader Ilze Berzina on Friday ended a game with Azerbaijan’s player Khanim Balajayeva with a draw, scoring five points and raising her to the 66th position. On Saturday Berzina will play with Greece’s representative Ioulia Makka who also has scored five points but has a lower position in the rating.
As reported, the European Women’s Chess Championship is taking place at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga through April 22. The players finishing in the first 14 places at the European tournament in Riga will qualify for the Chess World Cup.