Women's Candidates: Muzychuk sisters score their first win of the tournament, Goryachkina extends her lead
Anna Muzychuk scored her first victory of the tournament when she exploited her opponent Valentina Gunina's mistakes and slow plans. Mariya Muzychuk sacrificed an exchange in the endgame and created passed pawns which helped her to score a win. Despite dominating for the major part of the game and getting an almost winning position, Nana sacrificed a piece for which she did not get enough and eventually she lost. Tan started out well and got a good position, however she made a tactical error which cost her a couple of pawns and an exchange. Lagno did not give any chances and scored a full point. Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Four decisive results in round 6
In Caro-Kann Exchange Variation, Gunina went for a Ne7-c8-d6 manoeuvre which Anna thought to be a good idea but it allowed her to do a lot and gain initiative which surprised her.
Anna Muzychuk - Valentina Gunina, Round 6
Kosteniuk equalized easily with the Black pieces in English Opening Four Knights variation.
Mariya Muzychuk - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Round 6
Goryachkina managed to beat Nana who made a wrong sacrifice of a piece where Nana had huge advantage.
Nana Dzagnidze - Aleksandra Goryachkina, Round 6
Lagno got into trouble in the middlegame when her pieces lacked space and coordination. She ventured her Queen alone into enemy's territory, leaving her opponent to gain a multitude of tempi.
Tan Zhongyi - Kateryna Lagno, Round 6
7th June is a Rest day. Round 7 will start on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 3 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST. Here are the pairings:
Alexandra Kosteniuk — Anna Muzychuk
Aleksandra Goryachkina — Mariya Muzychuk
Kateryna Lagno — Nana Dzagnidze
Valentina Gunina — Tan Zhongyi
Watch all games live here from 5:30 p.m. IST
The organizers are FIDE, Russian Chess Federation, Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, and city administration of Kazan. The tournament is sponsored by PJSC PhosAgro and Russian Railways.