Ach - it was over when Melekhina lost her only pawn. She resigned on move 82.
Pairings for R5:
1 WIM Beatriz Marinello 2206 - WGM Sabina Foisor 2356
2 WFM Tatev Abrahamyan 2403 - WFM Abby Marshall 2211
3 IM Anna Zatonskih 2518 - WIM Iryna Zenyuk 2286
4 WGM Katerina Rohonyan 2322 - WIM Alisa Melekhina 2323
5 WGM Camilla Baginskaite 2387 - IM Irina Krush 2521
Relatively speaking, I expect Abrahamyan to win against Marshall. She'll want to keep pace with the leaders, who will each be gunning for wins. Call me crazy, but I think Baginskaite will give Krush a hard time tomorrow - don't know about that one. Zatonskih should come out on top over Zenyuk - which means Krush will be pushing for a win to keep pace. If Krush draws, Zatonskih wins and Abrahamyan wins, suddenly Krush is in third pace. Hmmm....
Rohonyan and Melekhina - odds favor a draw but neither lady has been inclined toward drawish games! I can't say about Rohonyan but I'm fairly sure Melekhina does not want to settle for "middle of the pack" this Championship! Don't have a clue what may happen in that one. Marinello-Foisor, I think Foisor may pull out a win.
We'll see. Perhaps I should try divination by writing the players' names around the rim of a bowl, floating a toothpick on water and see where it points when I ask specific questions... Probably the toothpick would not deign to move.
Exhausting R5 tomorrow, and STILL one more round after that before a day off for the players. Oh I know, I know, I'm SOOOOO picky.
Coverage the rest of the week will be sketchy until Saturday - I just can't watch enough of the games and listen to the commentary during the work week while they're actually being played, and I don't have the energy or the hours to do that after I get home from a hard day at the office. Wish I had some staff to do tht for me but - alas --