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Hracek - Gagunashvili. Oposite color bishops, but it is far away from a draw.
Opposite-side castles and sharp position in Mchedlishvili- Laznicka game. Both kings are well defended so there a long way to go.
Greek leader - Banikas came up with 20.Na4!?. Caruana in worse position, but Greece- Italy is so close at this stage.
Romania - Poland III
Alexandra Kosteniuk well played! 13...h5!? and opening the h-file immediately is a strong idea.
By 22.Bb5!? Guseinov is going to get the pawn back and stay with tiny, but long-lasting advantage.
Gaponenko of Ukraine has got smashed pawn structure, however development problems of Goryachkina make the position balanced.
Navara- Jobava. Leaders of Czech Rep. and Georgia build up the tension on the board. White look slightly more comfortable.
The pieces of Andreikin look so pretty and well placed, however now there is no visible plan of improvement.At the same time Tkachiev could gradually prepare e6-e6 or b6-b5- whatever he likes more. Black is ok, although it may look differently at the first glance.
Oliver Kurmann of Switzerland
Is Sargissian still in his preparation? g7-g5 in almost blitz-like pace. In match with such a enormous high stake one do not play so risky without deep confidence.
Zaksaite of Lithuania blunders badly. And Joanna Majdan- Gajewska of Poland is close to score the point.
Mamedyarov should be glad with his position vs. Aronian. He`s got the active Grunfeld-like play for a pawn center.
What an unusual pawn tension in the center in Hamdouchi - Tomashevsky.
Team of Greece plays well, but medal chances has gone away with loss to Georgia yesterday
Typical play from Michael Adams - first he restricts his opponent and only then slowly moves on with his own plans.
Great strategical idea from Sedina (12. e5!) - black's center is suddenly falling apart.
Very original play from Katarzyna Toma (11. Sh3!?) and probably also the best move in the position.
Anna Rudolf of Hungary
Stefanova doesn't seem to have trust in the thematic c4-c5 - or maybe is she just preparing it first?