Pix 1. Pictures of the three leading women chess players: Sebag, Foisor and Cmilyte (l to r). (photos by Anastasiya Karlovich with kind permission of TCF. Photo from official tournament website)
5 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Gaziantep, Turkey, three players are joint leaders comprising of GM Marie Sebag of France, GM Viktorija Cmilyte of Lithuania and IM Cristina-Adela Foisor of Romania with 3 points from three rounds of play of the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2012.
The official website reported that after the third round of the European Individual Women Championship, only three players from the whole tournament left with 100%. Defending European champion Viktorija Cmilyte won the game against Jovana Vojinovic, Cristina-Adela Foisor and Marie Sebag were stronger in the games against Tatjana Kosintseva and Natasa Bojkovic accordingly.
On the first board former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova made a draw with Salome Melia. Hilal Ozturk shows the best result among Turkish players. In the third round she defeated Anastasia Savina whose rating is 550 points above the Turkish youngster. Another Turkish player Kubra Ozturk starts to score and gained her first point by winning nice game against Roberta Messina. Muzychuk's sisters got quite dangerous positions today but both of them managed to secure half a point.
Here is the round 3 game between WGM Vojinovic Jovana and GM Cmilyte Viktorija of the European Womens Individual Chess Championship 2012, Gaziantep, Turkey.
Official website: http://eiwcc2012.tsf.org.tr