AICF WGM Hyderabad R.d.4-5: Guliskhan maintains lead

Nakhbayeva Guliskhan

At the end of the fifth round of the AICF International Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament being organised by Telangana State Chess Associaton held at NITHM, Gochibowli, Hyderabad, Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakstan defeated G.K. Monnisha of India and stretches the lead by one point with 4.5 points. She is followed by Munguntuul Batkhuyag of Mongolia with 3.5 points.

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WIM Monnisha, G K

Five rounds have been completed in this 11-games round-robin closed WGM tournament. Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Khazakstan emerged as sole leader with 4.0/5 points and enjoys full point margin to nearest rivals.  After signing peace treat in the 4th round against WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung, Guliskhan defeated WIM Monnisha in a 74-move battle.

Indian players occupy the bottom place on the scoreboard as they continue to struggle against their foreign counterparts. In the 4th round, WIM Mahalakshmi M lost to IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag but defeated compatriot WIM Chitlange Sakshi to stay afloat with 3.0/5 points.

Mahalakshmi M

Maharastra’s WIM Akansksha Hagawane, who defeated WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2364 in the second round, went down against WGM Babiy Olga in 41 moves.

Results

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

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.