France is leading the open section of the European Team Championships in Warsaw, Poland after five rounds of play. The team, consisting of Etienne Bacrot, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Romain Edouard, Vladislav Tkachiev and Hicham Hamdouchi scored 9 match points, one more than Greece, Georgia and Azerbaijan. In the women’s section Ukraine has a commanding lead of 10 match points, after winning their first five matches.

Photos © Marek Skrzypczak courtesy of the ETC