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Yu and Medina are Leading
Yangyi Yu IMG 4975
The sixth round of 2013 WJCC was over at 20.20 p.m. The winner of the game between GM Yangyi Yu and GM S.P. Sethuraman was the Chinese grand master Yu. Although Yu Yangyi, with his 31.cxb3 move, risked the game, he defeated his opponent in the end and became the sole leader again before the seventh round.

The former champion, GM Alexander Ipatov in black pieces, had a comfy victory with his Knight jumps and Queen sacrifice against Slovak IM Tamas Petenyi and took the second place with 5 points.

GM Vidit, with an unbalancing opening against GM Grover, lost the game and has 4 points after the sixth round.

GM Eliseev performed a good game against Dragon with a quicker Rook final and won the game. IM Debashis won against his Uzbek opponent with white pieces and has 5 points in total. So, GM Grover, IM Eliseev and IM Debashis are also on the second place after the sixth round.

Cori Jorge, Kovalev, Indjic and Stukopin won their games today and joined the leading group.

Among the Turkish players, Batuhan Dastan couldn't defeat his opponent with white pieces and made a draw but Vahap Sanal against IM Narayanan made another draw easily in black pieces.

Cemil Can Ali Marandi caught his opponents tripping and had an early victory.

While Burak Firat seems to play so far from his performance, Cankut Emiroglu and Mustafa Berkay Ozdover defeated their strong opponents and have 3,5 points in total.

In the Girls category, WIM Warda Aulia Medina scored over WGM Alina Kashlinskaya from the tenth move and became the sole leader with 5,5 points.

On the second board, the game between WGM Deysi Cori and WGM Irina Bulmaga finished in a draw as a result of the bishops on the opposite colour. WGM Bulmaga is on the second place before the seventh round.

Albeit WGM Meri Arabidze was in a bad position against WGM Wang Jue, she managed to gain the material. The game ended in a draw because Jue had too many pawns.

WGM Goryachkina made a draw although she had the pawn advantage throughout the game.

Saduakassova and Zhao defeated their opponents today and didn't give up the fight.

Wang, Zhai, Saduakassova, Kashilinskaya, Cori and Arabidze are following the leaders on their third places.

The Turkish player Cansu Soylemez performed well against her Indian opponent but lost the game.

Ezgi Adanmıs had a fabulous victory against the Italian player Laura Gueci who has 400 of rating over her.

Please, click the link below for the photos of the sixth round.

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