WGM Bhakti Kulkarni is the sole leader after 8th round

National Women Chess Championship-2018

Report by I.A Bhuvanaa Sai L R

Fourth-Seeded WGM Bhakti Kulkarni of PSPB emerged as the sole leader with 7 points at the end of 8th round in the 6th day of the National Women Chess Championship-2018 here at The Diamond, Urbana Housing Society, Jaipur.

WGM Gomes Mary Ann (PSPB), Women International Masters Mahalakshmi M (Railways) and Michelle Catherina P (Tamilnadu) are following the leader with 6.5 points each.

On the 1st board the game between Mary Ann Gomes (PSPB) and Mahalakshmi (Railways) ended in a draw in 31 moves.

WGM Bhakti Kulkarni

On the 2nd board, Bhakti Kulkarni beat Swati Ghate (LIC) and took the sole lead with 7 points.

On the next board the result was favourable to Michelle Catherina. Playing with white pieces she defeated the top-seeded IM Vijayalakshmi S. in 53 moves.

Pairings

Round 9 on 2018/11/24 at 10.00 am

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2286 7 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2256 4
2 11 WIM Mahalakshmi M 2198 WIM Michelle Catherina P 2182 13
3 19 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2090 6 6 Priyanka Kumari 2005 23
4 39 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya 1859 6 WIM Nandhidhaa P V 2240 6
5 1 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 2365 Harini S. 1998 26
6 5 WGM Swati Ghate 2256 WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman 2191 12
7 16 Nimmy A.G. 2136 WIM Srija Seshadri 2224 8
8 27 WGM Ramaswamy Aarthie 1994 WFM Saranya J 2049 22
9 3 IM Mohota Nisha 2276 5 5 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1870 36
10 29 WIM Chandreyee Hajra 1963 5 5 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2237 7
11 9 WIM Vantika Agrawal 2210 5 5 Saranya Y 1898 31
12 32 Nandhini Saripalli 1896 5 5 Priyanka K 2207 10
13 48 Deodhar Vrushali Umesh 1793 5 5 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2164 14
14 15 WCM Isha Sharma 2151 5 5 WCM Chinnam Vyshnavi 1686 55
15 21 WCM Jyothsna L 2060 5 5 Adane Narayani 1806 45
16 51 Andria L D`souza 1754 Bala Kannamma P 2101 18
17 56 Mehendi Sil 1633 Sudha P. 2001 24
18 47 Rathore Sonakshi 1798 WFM Harshini A 1986 28
19 54 Chaitanya V. 1700 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1951 30
20 33 Divya Lakshmi R 1893 Roy Pallabi 1811 44