Aleksandra Goryachkina Takes Sole Lead at WGP Leg in Astana
Kateryna Lagno and Alexandra Kosteniuk won their games as well.
The third round of the first leg of the 2022-2023 FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series was played in Astana. Aleksandra Goryachkina defeated Alina Kashlinskaya, Kateryna Lagno bested Polina Shuvalova, Alexandra Kosteniuk won against Tan Zhongyi, while the games Assaubayeva - Vaishali, Wagner - Abdumalik, and Paehtz - Zhu were drawn.
Standings after Round 3:
1. Aleksandra Goryachkina - 2.5 points
2-4. Kateryna Lagno, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Zhu Jiner - 2
5-8. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Elisabeth Paehz, Zhansaya Abdumalik - 1.5
9-11. Polina Shuvalova, Vaishali Rameshbabu, Tan Zhongyi - 1
12. Dinara Wagner - 0.5.
Round 4 pairings:
Shuvalova - Zhu, Abdumalik - Paehtz, Kosteniuk - Wagner, Vaishali - Tan, Goryachkina - Assaubayeva, Lagno - Kashlinskaya.