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44th National Women’s Challenger Chess: Seven players share lead
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44th National Women’s Challenger Chess: Seven players share lead

After three rounds, seven players — top-seed WGM Soumya Swaminathan (PSPB), second-seeded WGM Mary Ann Gomes (PSPB), eight-seed WFM Srija Seshadri (Del), R. Divya Lakshmi (TN), fifteenth-seed WIM M. Mahalakshmi (TN), WIM Pranali S. Dharia (Mah) and K. Priyanka (TN) — with three points from three rounds, shared the lead at the end of the…

WGM Soumya Swaminathan in city
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WGM Soumya Swaminathan in city

Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Soumya Swaminathan, an employee with PSPB, is a former National Champion (2011), World Junior Championship title winner (2009), Commonwealth Women’s Champion (2012) and has finished second in the 2016 Moscow Open. The 28-year-old WGM is one of the top women chess players’ in the country, and the top-seed in the ongoing 44th…

44th National Women’s Challenger Chess: Rindhiya shocks Bhakti
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44th National Women’s Challenger Chess: Rindhiya shocks Bhakti

Lowly rated V. Rindhiya from Tamil Nadu (Rating 1485), playing a excellent game on the fifth board with white pieces, shocked fifth-seeded WGM Bhakti Kulkarni of Air India (Rating 2255) in 39 moves in the lone upset, on the inaugural day of the nine-day 44th National Women’s Challenger Chess Championship-2017, conducted by the Mysore Chess…

44th National Challengers Women’s Chess Tournament
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44th National Challengers Women’s Chess Tournament

The 44th FIDE Rated National Women’s Challengers Chess Tournament 2017 organised by Mysore Chess Centre under the aegis of the UKCA and AICF began at Mysore Sports Club today. The championships will see some of the best women chess players in the country in action during the 9-day tournament. Among the top players are former…

44th Natl. Women’s Challengers Chess Tournament from tomorrow
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44th Natl. Women’s Challengers Chess Tournament from tomorrow

The premier women’s chess event in the country, the 44th National Women’s Challengers Chess Tournament,conducted by the Mysore Chess Centre under the aegis of the UKCA & AICF will begin at the Mysore Sports Club tomorrow. Around 125 players will be seen in action. The nine day tournament comprising of 9 rounds will conclude on…

State Open U-15 Chess Tournament: Aditya emerges victorious
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State Open U-15 Chess Tournament: Aditya emerges victorious

Aditya B. Kalyani with 8 points from 9 rounds won the title in Karnataka State U-15 Open Chess Tournament conducted by Mandya District Chess Association which concluded in Mandya yesterday. Deota Snehil and Pankaj Bhat were tied with 7.5 points each but based on the better tie-break score of 45 to the latter’s 44.5, Deota…

Commonwealth Chess Championship: Mandya’s Shefali wins gold
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Commonwealth Chess Championship: Mandya’s Shefali wins gold

Mandya’s chess prodigy A.N. Shefali, a fourth standard student of Santhome Public School, representing India in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 won the gold in the U-8 Girls category on the concluding day of the championship in Delhi, yesterday. Shefali, who won her second successive gold in the Commonwealth Chess Championships, is also the reigning…

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