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FIDE WGP Rd5 - Zhansaya and Mariya Hold the Lead Image

FIDE WGP Rd5 - Zhansaya and Mariya Hold the Lead

May 27, 2021


After round five of the Gibraltar leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, played at the Caleta Hotel on 26 May 2021, two players share the lead on 4/5 points: Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine). Two players, Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine) and Elisabeth Paehtz (Germany) have 3½ points.

The round was opened by Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

After welcoming the players and complimenting the organisers on a ‘very impressive’ lay-out for the tournament, he expressed the wish that one day a Gibraltarian flag would appear alongside one the competitors, who would compete alongside the top women’s world championship contenders.

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