ASTANA. KAZINFORM – In the sixth round of the first stage of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix (WGP) in Astana, Zhansaya Abdumalik won her first victory, while Bibisara Assaubayeva suffered her first defeat, Kazinform reports referring to Telegram-channel “Sport Schrödinger”.
Zhansaya defeated the Russian Polina Shuvalova, and Bibisara lost to the Polish chess player Alina Kashlinskaya. In the fifth round Assaubaev played draw with Russian Ekaterina Lahno, and Abdumalik suffered the first defeat in the tournament from the Chinese Zhu Jin’er.
Before the day of rest, Zhansaya has 1 win, 4 draws, 1 defeat and the fifth line in the standings. Bibisara also has 1 win, 4 draws, 1 loss, but is in sixth place.
The 7th round will be held on September 25 and will start at 15:15. Abdumalik will play with Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk, and Assaubayeva – with Shuvalova.