AICF International WGM Round Robin Tournament- Mrudul Dehankar emerges victorious

AICF WGM Round Robin Tournament- Mrudul Dehankar emerges victorious

WIM Mrudul Dehankar of India emerged victorious in the recently concluded AICF International WGM Round Robin Tournament held in Navrangpura Sports Club, Ahmedabad.

With a total prize fund of Rs.10,00,000 , it was a great opportunity for Indian female players to play against strong opposition and score norms.

The tournament which witnessed the participation of 12 players ( 6 Indians and 6 International) was a hard fought affair which was exciting from start to finish.

WIM Mrudul Dehankar (2114) of India played enterprising Chess to score 8.0/11.0 and finish a clear point ahead of the field.

 

Mrudul Dehankar (Photo by Bhavesh Patel)

Mrudul employed an unusual line against the French defense and displayed brilliant attacking chess  involving a  well calculated queen sacrifice to win her final round game against state-mate  WIM Aakanksha Hagawane (2227).

 

With this victory, Mrudul took home an attractive sum of Rs. 1,60,000.

The second best performer among Indian players was WIM Aakanksha Hagawane ,who scored 7.0/11.0 to tie for second place but finished 4th on tie-break.

Aakanksha Hagawane  (Photo by Bhavesh Patel)

She takes home Rs. 1,10,000.

 

The tournament noticed a number of upsets and was a great opportunity for Indian players to display their prowess at home.

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED RtgI Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 K rtg+/-
1 11
WIM Mrudul Dehankar IND 2114 8,0 0,0 39,00 7 0 0,0
2 6
WGM Nguyel Thi Mai VIE 2270 7,0 1,0 36,25 4 0 0,0
3 10
WGM Babiy Olga UKR 2249 7,0 1,0 35,75 5 0 0,0
4 1
WIM Aakanksha Hagawane IND 2227 7,0 1,0 33,25 4 0 0,0
5 2
WIM Loung Phuong Hanh VIE 2259 6,5 0,0 33,75 5 0 0,0
6 8
WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2285 5,5 1,0 28,50 4 0 0,0
7 9
Priyanka K IND 2067 5,5 0,0 27,25 4 0 0,0
8 12
WIM Gavasheli Ana GEO 2240 5,0 0,0 26,25 4 0 0,0
9 4
WGM Enththuul Altan Ulzii MGL 2237 4,5 1,0 20,50 3 0 0,0
10 7
WFM Harshini A IND 2020 4,5 0,0 21,75 3 0 0,0
11 3
WGM Kurbonboeva Sarvinoz UZB 2266 4,0 0,0 17,50 3 0 0,0
12 5
WFM Tanishka Kotia IND 1909 1,5 0,0 8,75 0 0 0,0