AICF WGM Hyderabad R.d.7-9: Kazakhstan’s WGM Guliskhan is unstoppable

With two more rounds to go, Kazakhstan’s Nakhbayeva Guliskhan emerged clear winner with 8.5 points after defeating India’s WIM Mahalakshmi in the ninth round of the AICF International Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament, being organised by Telangana State Chess Association at NITHM, Hyderabad.

WGM Guliskhan is on a winning streak after winning  5 games in a row. In the seventh round, she defeated WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram. But her wins against WIM Aakanksha Hagawane and WIM Mahalakshmi M in the eight and ninth rounds respectively made her stay strong in contention for title.

Mongolia’s IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag, with six points, is the next best placed player. She defeated India’s WIM Aakansha Hagawane. Ukraine’s WGM Prudnykova Olga drew with Vietnam’s Haong Thi Bao to take five

Earlier in eighth round, WIM Pratyusha Bodda dished out a good show to hold fancied International Master from Mongolia Munguntuul Batkhuyag.

WIM Mahalakshmi M and WIM Aakanksha Hagawane are only Indians with 4.5/9 points.

Players and Arbiters
Round 9 on 2018/08/14 at 16.00 hrs
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
1 5 2177 WIM Mahalakshmi M 0 – 1 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2352 12
2 6 2272 WIM Prudnykova Olga ½ – ½ WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2364 4
3 7 2291 WGM Babiy Olga 1 – 0 WIM Monnisha G K 2219 3
4 8 2377 WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung 1 – 0 WIM Nandhidhaa Pv 2266 2
5 9 2294 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 1 – 0 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2144 1
6 10 2292 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 0 – 1 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2428 11
Round 10 on 2018/08/15 at 15.00 hrs
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
1 12 2352 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2428 11
2 1 2144 WIM Chitlange Sakshi WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 2292 10
3 2 2266 WIM Nandhidhaa Pv WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2294 9
4 3 2219 WIM Monnisha G K WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung 2377 8
5 4 2364 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram WGM Babiy Olga 2291 7
6 5 2177 WIM Mahalakshmi M WIM Prudnykova Olga 2272 6

The tournament is an initiative of the All India Chess Federation to provide norm opportunities to the promising Indian players by inviting 6 elite WGMs from across the world and have provided the entire prize fund of 7.5 Lakhs.