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Astana GP Round 5: Goryachkina and Jiner still in the lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/09/2022

IM Vaishali R had a well-fought draw against WGM Dinara Wagner (GER) in the fifth round of FIDE Astana GP 2022. WGM Zhu Jiner is playing some fantastic chess in this event. She scored a big victory against Kazakhstan's top woman, GM Zhansaya Abdumalik. The 19-year-old continues her lead with GM Aleksandra Goryachkina 4/5. They are now a full point ahead of IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (KAZ), GM Kateryna Lagno and IM Alina Kashlinskaya. Vaishali will face Germany no.1 woman, IM Elisabeth Paehtz in round 6 before the sole rest day of the tournament. Round 6 starts today at 2:30 p.m. IST. Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Vaishali plays a well-fought draw with Dinara

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk scored her second win of the event. After a loss in the previous round against WGM Dinara Wagner (GER). She had a relatively easy win as her opponent IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER) blundered her rook in just one move.

WGM Zhu Jiner is playing the tournament of her life | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Dinara - Vaishali: 0.5-0.5

WGM Dinara Wagner (GER, 2358) and IM Vaishali R (2449) had a well contested draw.

WGM Dinara Wagner (GER) - IM Vaishali R: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Jiner - Zhansaya: 1-0

WGM Zhu Jiner (CHN, 2464) scored a big win over Kazakhstan no.1 woman, GM Zhansaya Abdumalik (2503).

Position after 26...Qg5

Black is making some serious threats which White must respond correctly to maintain the upper hand. 27.Rg1 was played in the game which allowed Bxe1+ 28.Raxe1 Qg3+ 29.Kh1 Ng4 30.fxg4 f3 would have kept Black in the fight. Instead, she opted for 27...Bg3+ 28.Kh1 Rd8 and White won the game soon. White should have played 27.Qd2 to prevent Black from getting back in the game.

Interview with WGM Zhu Jiner | Video: FIDE

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Round 5 Results

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.
132491
IMKashlinskaya Alina1 - 0IMShuvalova Polina
251012
242443
IMAssaubayeva Bibisara½ - ½GMLagno Kateryna
25472
352525
GMTan Zhongyi0 - 1GMGoryachkina Aleksandra
25791
462358
WGMWagner Dinara½ - ½IMVaishali R
244911
572477
IMPaehtz Elisabeth0 - 1GMKosteniuk Alexandra
252110
682464
WGMZhu Jiner1 - 0GMAbdumalik Zhansaya
25039

Round 6 pairings

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.
1122510
IMShuvalova PolinaGMAbdumalik Zhansaya
25039
2102521
GMKosteniuk AlexandraWGMZhu Jiner
24648
3112449
IMVaishali RIMPaehtz Elisabeth
24777
412579
GMGoryachkina AleksandraWGMWagner Dinara
23586
522547
GMLagno KaterynaGMTan Zhongyi
25255
632491
IMKashlinskaya AlinaIMAssaubayeva Bibisara
24434

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