AICF WGM Hyderabad R.d.1-3: Guliskhan of Khazakstan emerged early leader

AICF International Women’s Grandmaster Chess Tournament organized by Telangana State Chess Association got off a great start at the held at NITHM campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad with a glittering opening ceremony.

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.

This 12-player round-robin which kicked off on August 8 will end on August 18, 2018. The event has the following line-up:
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag of Mongolia, WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung  and WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram of Vietnam, Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan, WGM Babiy Olga along with WIM Prudnykova Olga from Ukraine are the other overseas contenders for the title.

The Indian challenge is spearheaded by WIM Pratyusha Bodda, who is closely followed by WIM Aakanksha Hagawane, WIM Nandhidhaa Pv, WIM Monnisha G K, WIM Mahalakshmi M and WIM Chitlange Sakshi.

At the end of third round of the AICF International Women Grandmaster chess tournament, Indian WIMs M. Mahalakshmi along with Akanksha Hagawane have amassed 2.0/3 points. Meanwhile, WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Khazakstan emerged sole leader after defeating former World Junior Girls Silver medalist WIM Nandhidhaa Pv in the third round.

Earlier in the second round, WIM Aakanksha Hagawane stunned Women Grandmaster Thi Bao Tram of Vietnam.

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Pairings/Results

Round 1 on 2018/08/09 at 16:00 Hrs
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
1 1 2144 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 0 – 1 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2352 12
2 2 2266 WIM Nandhidhaa Pv 1 – 0 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2428 11
3 3 2219 WIM Monnisha G K 0 – 1 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 2292 10
4 4 2364 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 0 – 1 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2294 9
5 5 2177 WIM Mahalakshmi M 0 – 1 WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung 2377 8
6 6 2272 WIM Prudnykova Olga ½ – ½ WGM Babiy Olga 2291 7
Round 2 on 2018/08/10 at 09.30 hrs
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
1 12 2352 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 1 – 0 WGM Babiy Olga 2291 7
2 8 2377 WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung 0 – 1 WIM Prudnykova Olga 2272 6
3 9 2294 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 0 – 1 WIM Mahalakshmi M 2177 5
4 10 2292 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 1 – 0 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2364 4
5 11 2428 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 1 – 0 WIM Monnisha G K 2219 3
6 1 2144 WIM Chitlange Sakshi ½ – ½ WIM Nandhidhaa Pv 2266 2
Round 3 on 2018/08/10 at 16.00 hrs
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
1 2 2266 WIM Nandhidhaa Pv 0 – 1 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2352 12
2 3 2219 WIM Monnisha G K ½ – ½ WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2144 1
3 4 2364 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram ½ – ½ IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2428 11
4 5 2177 WIM Mahalakshmi M 1 – 0 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 2292 10
5 6 2272 WIM Prudnykova Olga 1 – 0 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2294 9
6 7 2291 WGM Babiy Olga ½ – ½ WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung 2377 8