Mahalakshmi emerges as sole leader

National Women Chess Championship-2018

WIM Mahalakshmi M of Railways emerged as the sole leader with 4.0/4 points in the National Women Chess Championship-2018 being held at the Diamond, Urbana Housing Society, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Two rounds were played on Monday. Twenty-three players were in the lead with perfect score at the end of the 2nd round.  Shetye Siddhali of Maharashtra drew with WGM Meenakshi S of Air India in 52 moves.  In the 3rd round Jyothsna L (TN), drew WGM Gomes Mary Ann (PSPB) IM Mohota Nisha was held to a draw by Harini S(TN) and Priyanka kumari (JHA) drew with WGM Kulkarni Bhakti (AI). Seven players including the top-seeded IM Vijayalakshmi shared the lead with full 3 points.

At the end of 4th round, WIM Mahalakshmi M (RSPB) beat Andria L D’souza (KAR) and took sole lead with 4 points. Kiran Manisha Mohanty(LIC) drew with IM Vijayalakshmi (AI). On the second table, Deodhar Vrushali (MAH) drew with WGM Swati Ghate (LIC). Ten players are trailing behind the leader with 3.5 points each.

Pairings

Round 5 on 2018/11/21 at 09.00 am

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 11 WIM Mahalakshmi M 2198 4 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2256 4
2 1 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 2365 Bala Kannamma P 2101 18
3 23 Priyanka Kumari 2005 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2286 2
4 3 IM Mohota Nisha 2276 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2164 14
5 5 WGM Swati Ghate 2256 Harini S. 1998 26
6 9 WIM Vantika Agrawal 2210 3 Deodhar Vrushali Umesh 1793 48
7 15 WCM Isha Sharma 2151 3 3 Saranya Y 1898 31
8 33 Divya Lakshmi R 1893 3 3 Nimmy A.G. 2136 16
9 19 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2090 3 3 WCM Jain Nityata 1891 34
10 35 WFM Meghna C H 1879 3 3 WFM Saranya J 2049 22
11 25 Sandhya G 2000 3 3 Andria L D`souza 1754 51
12 45 Adane Narayani 1806 3 3 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1951 30
13 47 Rathore Sonakshi 1798 3 WIM Nandhidhaa P V 2240 6
14 41 Shetye Siddhali 1831 WIM Srija Seshadri 2224 8
15 37 WCM Bristy Mukherjee 1868 Priyanka K 2207 10