Babiy Olga Emerges Sole Leader

Woman Grandmaser Babiy Olga (Ukraine) snatched the sole lead with 3.0 points after the third round of the Velammal AICF Woman Grandmaster Round Robin Chess tournament 2019 held at Hotel Abu Sarovar Portico, Chennai yesterday

Olga defeated WIM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan in a double edged French game where the Kazakh girl missed her way and lost in 42 moves.

WGM Babiy Olga

Former World Under 12 Champion Divya Deshmukh moved into the sole second spot with 2.5 points scoring a facile win over fellow Indian Sapale Saloni. It was all aggression in the Sicilian game between Divya and Saloni. In the ensuing time scramble, Saloni found herself a rook down as Divya forked her way to win after 33 moves.

Earlier the second round saw WGM Babiy Olga of Ukraine taking 2/2 lead, with Munguntuul, Michelle, Divya right behind at 1.5 points. Babiy accounted for Colombian Franco Valencia Angela in an interesting Sicilian game. Exerting pressure right through, Olga threatened the exchange of double rooks and queen moving into a winning king pawn ending. Angela gave up when she found she’d not be able to prevent Olga’s rook pawn promotion.

Round 1 on 2019/01/28 at 04.00 pm
Bo. No. FED Rtg Name Result Name FED Rtg No.
1 1 KAZ 2336 IM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 0 – 1 IM Osmak Iulija UKR 2394 12
2 2 MGL 2314 WGM Uuriintuya Uurtsaikh 0 – 1 WIM Franco Valencia Angela COL 2107 11
3 3 UKR 2275 WGM Babiy Olga 1 – 0 WIM Varshini V IND 2171 10
4 4 IND 2259 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane ½ – ½ IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2428 9
5 5 IND 1925 WIM Chandreyee Hajra 0 – 1 WIM Sapale Saloni IND 2198 8
6 6 IND 2175 WIM Michelle Catherina P ½ – ½ WIM Divya Deshmukh IND 2168 7
Round 2 on 2019/01/29 at 09.30 am
Bo. No. FED Rtg Name Result Name FED Rtg No.
1 12 UKR 2394 IM Osmak Iulija 0 – 1 WIM Divya Deshmukh IND 2168 7
2 8 IND 2198 WIM Sapale Saloni 0 – 1 WIM Michelle Catherina P IND 2175 6
3 9 MGL 2428 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 1 – 0 WIM Chandreyee Hajra IND 1925 5
4 10 IND 2171 WIM Varshini V 1 – 0 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane IND 2259 4
5 11 COL 2107 WIM Franco Valencia Angela 0 – 1 WGM Babiy Olga UKR 2275 3
6 1 KAZ 2336 IM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 1 – 0 WGM Uuriintuya Uurtsaikh MGL 2314 2
Round 3 on 2019/01/29 at 04.00 pm
Bo. No. FED Rtg Name Result Name FED Rtg No.
1 2 MGL 2314 WGM Uuriintuya Uurtsaikh ½ – ½ IM Osmak Iulija UKR 2394 12
2 3 UKR 2275 WGM Babiy Olga 1 – 0 IM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan KAZ 2336 1
3 4 IND 2259 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 1 – 0 WIM Franco Valencia Angela COL 2107 11
4 5 IND 1925 WIM Chandreyee Hajra ½ – ½ WIM Varshini V IND 2171 10
5 6 IND 2175 WIM Michelle Catherina P ½ – ½ IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2428 9
6 7 IND 2168 WIM Divya Deshmukh 1 – 0 WIM Sapale Saloni IND 2198 8

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