The derby match of the 4th round of the European Team Championship – Women Section was played between Russia and Ukraine, the two top seeded teams.
Kateryna Lahno wins on the first board against Nadezhda Kosintseva, but Tatiana Kosintseva and Valentina Gunina turn the score and Russia wins by 2.5-1.5.
On the second table another clash between neighbors – Armenia and Georgia. Top two boards were drawn but Nino Khurtsidze and Salome Melia were successful on 3rd and 4th and bring victory to Georgia. Poland defeats Bulgaria in the same manner.
Romania and Serbia, Czech Republic and Slovenia split points, and France stuns Spain to take a huge 3.5-0.5 victory home.
Russia and Georgia are leading the standings with perfect score.
The top matches for Monday are Georgia – Russia, France – Poland, Romania – Ukraine and Slovenia – Armenia.