25 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur – At the 13th European Individual Chess Championship 2012 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Fressinet Laurent of France is the new leader. Bunched up at 4.5 points after round 5 are Fressinet, Kuzubov Yuriy of Ukraine and Gawain Jones of England.
Jones drew his game with Vitiugov Nikita on top board, while Fressinet Laurent won against Timofeev Artyom on third board and Kuzobov Yuriy won against Viktor Bologan on fifth board.
Here is the fifth round game between Laurent Fressinet of France and Artyom Timofeev of Russia during the 13th EICC, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Fressinet won it with white pieces. With this win, it significantly pushed Fressinet to the top of the leader’s board at Plovdiv.
Official website: http://www.eicc2012.eu