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FIDE WGP Rd3 - The Players Go All-in

May 24, 2021

The lead after round three of the Gibraltar leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, played at the Caleta Hotel on 24 May 2021, is shared by two players: overnight leader Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) drew with Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan) to make her score 2½/3, while Kateryna Lagno won an all-Russian clash against Valentina Gunina to reach the same score.

Three players, Gunay Mammadzada, Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) are a further half point back, after another round of uncompromising chess which produced four decisive encounters and two hard-fought draws which lasted well into the second session. Everyone went all-in today: this is exactly the sort of chess we’ve been missing during the pandemic.