Azerbaijani chess player Govhar Beydullayeva rose to the single leadership in the World Championship on rapid and blitz held in Sardinia.
Referring to Idman.biz, on the second day of the competition among young people, 4 rounds of rapid chess were played.
Govhar won against Paula Hernández (Mexico) and Xenia Balabayeva (Kazakhstan), drew with Nurgali Nezerke (Kazakhstan) and lost to Liya Kurmangaliyeva, another representative of this country.
Beydullayeva, who scored 5.5 points, ranked first in the tournament table.
In the men's race, Mohammad Muradli is ninth with 4.5 points. According to the results of the four games held on the second day, he won two victories over Samir Sahidi (Slovakia) and Mamikon Gharibyan (Armenia).