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 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.
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
|2||6||WGM||Nguyel Thi Mai||VIE||2270||7,0||1,0||36,25||4||0||0,0|
|5||2||WIM||Loung Phuong Hanh||VIE||2259||6,5||0,0||33,75||5||0||0,0|
|9||4||WGM||Enththuul Altan Ulzii||MGL||2237||4,5||1,0||20,50||3||0||0,0|