AICF WGM Round Robin Tournament- Mrudul Dehankar emerges victorious
WIM Mrudul Dehankar of India emerged victorious in the recently concluded AICF International WGM Round Robin Tournament held in Navrangpura Sports Club, Ahmedabad.
With a total prize fund of Rs.10,00,000 , it was a great opportunity for Indian female players to play against strong opposition and score norms.
The tournament which witnessed the participation of 12 players ( 6 Indians and 6 International) was a hard fought affair which was exciting from start to finish.
WIM Mrudul Dehankar (2114) of India played enterprising Chess to score 8.0/11.0 and finish a clear point ahead of the field.
Mrudul employed an unusual line against the French defense and displayed brilliant attacking chess involving a well calculated queen sacrifice to win her final round game against state-mate WIM Aakanksha Hagawane (2227).
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With this victory, Mrudul took home an attractive sum of Rs. 1,60,000.
The second best performer among Indian players was WIM Aakanksha Hagawane ,who scored 7.0/11.0 to tie for second place but finished 4th on tie-break.
She takes home Rs. 1,10,000.
The tournament noticed a number of upsets and was a great opportunity for Indian players to display their prowess at home.
Final Ranking after 11 Rounds
|2||6||WGM||Nguyel Thi Mai||VIE||2270||7,0||1,0||36,25||4||0||0,0|
|5||2||WIM||Loung Phuong Hanh||VIE||2259||6,5||0,0||33,75||5||0||0,0|
|9||4||WGM||Enththuul Altan Ulzii||MGL||2237||4,5||1,0||20,50||3||0||0,0|