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25 July 2019, 16:27

Ufa draughts player Alexander Georgiev leads at World Cup in Riga

UFA, 25 July 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The international World Cup Riga Open 2019 tournament continues in Riga: four out of nine rounds have been played. The Russians are ahead: the 9-time world champion, the athlete of the Central Draughts Club “Bashkortostan” Alexander Georgiev is the leader among men and the 4-time world champion Daria Tkachenko (Moscow) is the leader among women. They have three wins and a draw, 7 points.
The leader Alexander Georgiev is followed by the peloton of 16 with a lag of one point - including his teammate Aynur Shaibakov. Next, 17 athletes scored 5 points each, among them Ufa schoolboy Tamerlan Akhmerov and Ishimbay highly experienced draught player Anatoly Tatarenko. The second and third prize-winners of the Bashkortostan championship, have two victories and a draw each respectively.
81 players compete in the men's tournament, 24 of them are grandmasters, which causes quite a great closeness of results.
There are 41 participants in the women's tournament, nine of them are international grandmasters. Darya Tkachenko is followed by 16 players within two points: three have 6 points, 13 have 5. Elena Milshina from Ishimbay, Ufa natives Aliya Aminova and Aigul Idrisova stand in one victory to the first line of the tournament. m Ufa students Agata Parakhina and Kristina Osipova scored 4 points each(50%).
Today, on July 25, the 5th round will take place, Rustam Shayakhmetov, the spokesman for the Bashkortostan Central Draughts Club, informs.
You can follow the news on the website of the Latvian Draughts Federation.
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