Astana GP Round 7: Vaishali draws with the leader Zhu Jiner
IM Vaishali R drew with one of the tournament leaders, WGM Zhu Jiner (CHN) in the eighth round of FIDE Astana GP 2022. It was a quiet draw. She now moves to 3.5/7. GM Aleksandra Goryachkina also drew her game with IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER). Jiner and Goryachkina are joined by GM Kateryna Lagno in the lead 5/7. Kateryna defeated WGM Dinara Wagner (GER). GM Alexandra Kosteniuk and GM Tan Zhongyi (CHN) are the other two victors of the round. Vaishali will face GM Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) in Round 8 today, which starts today at 2:30 p.m. IST. Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman
Kateryna Lagno joins the lead
GN Kateryna Lagno changed the leaderboard slightly. She won her game and joined WGM Zhu Jiner (CHN) and GM Aleksandra Goryachkina at the top, to make it a three-way lead 5/7.
Jiner - Vaishali: 0.5-0.5
WGM Zhu Jiner (CHN, 2464) had a relatively quiet draw with IM Vaishali R (2449).
Zhansaya - Kosteniuk: 0-1
GM Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ, 2503) suffered her second loss after scoring her first win of the event. For her opponent, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (2521), it was her third win of the event. All of them occurred with the black pieces.
White has done everything wrong she could possibly do. 17.Qe1 did not help her case either gxf5 18.f3 fxg4 18,hxg4 Nxg4 and White lost the game in another six moves.
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Round 7 Results
|1||4||2443||IM||Assaubayeva Bibisara||½ - ½||IM||Shuvalova Polina||2510||12|
|2||5||2525||GM||Tan Zhongyi||1 - 0||IM||Kashlinskaya Alina||2491||3|
|3||6||2358||WGM||Wagner Dinara||0 - 1||GM||Lagno Kateryna||2547||2|
|4||7||2477||IM||Paehtz Elisabeth||½ - ½||GM||Goryachkina Aleksandra||2579||1|
|5||8||2464||WGM||Zhu Jiner||½ - ½||IM||Vaishali R||2449||11|
|6||9||2503||GM||Abdumalik Zhansaya||0 - 1||GM||Kosteniuk Alexandra||2521||10|
Round 8 pairings
|1||12||2510||IM||Shuvalova Polina||GM||Kosteniuk Alexandra||2521||10|
|2||11||2449||IM||Vaishali R||GM||Abdumalik Zhansaya||2503||9|
|3||1||2579||GM||Goryachkina Aleksandra||WGM||Zhu Jiner||2464||8|
|4||2||2547||GM||Lagno Kateryna||IM||Paehtz Elisabeth||2477||7|
|5||3||2491||IM||Kashlinskaya Alina||WGM||Wagner Dinara||2358||6|
|6||4||2443||IM||Assaubayeva Bibisara||GM||Tan Zhongyi||2525||5|