Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 Indian National Girls U-13 Chess Championship

Monnisha continues her wining ways:

From Indian Sports News
Sunday, 09 October 2011 20:14

New Delhi: [Excerpted] 

In the girls’ section, defending champion Monnisha G K on course to her title defence as she produced an impressive victory over Shoumi Mukerjee in the tenth round. Playing with white pieces in Sicilian defence, Monnisha displayed her sheer class to overcome her West Bengal rival in 55 moves to extend her sole lead to full point.

Meanwhile top seed Ivana Maria Furtado suffered her first defeat in the championship by the hands of M Mahalakshmi of Tamilnadu. Playing white side of Rubinstein variation of Nimzo-Indian defence, Mahalakshmi exposed Ivana’s defence with her bishop and rook in the middle game to register a crucial win in her favour. In the final round Monnisha takes on Mahalakshmi, who is occupying the second spot with eight points. Ivana and Priyamvada Karamcheti of Andhra Pradesh, who beat Vaishali R of Tamilnadu in the penultimate round, are in joint third spot with seven and half points. [Furtado's defeat has put her out of contention for a medal.]

Important Results:

Round-10 Girls : 
Monnisha G K of Tamilnadu (9) beat Shoumi Mukerjee of West Bengal (7);
Mahalakshmi M of Tamilnadu (8) beat Ivana Maria Furtado of Goa (7.5);
Shiny Das of Tripura (7) drew with Anigani Kavya of Andhra Pradesh (7);
Priyamvada Karamcheti of Andhra Pradesh (7.5) beat Vaishali R of Tamilnadu (6);
Manjula R of Tamilnadu (7) beat Rutuja Bakshi of Maharashtra (6);
Ashwini U of Tamilnadu (7) beat Chandreyee Hajra of West Bengal (6);
Tarini Goyal of Chandigarh (6.5) drew with Megha Gupta of Gujarat (6.5);
Divya Garg of Maharashtra (7) beat Akankhya Kabi of Orissa (6);
Nishi Mahalaxmi Iyer of West Bengal (6) lost to Hilmi Parveen of Kerala (7);
Sunyasakata Satpathy of Orissa (6.5) beat Dhanashree Pandit of Maharashtra (5.5);
Varshini V of Tamilnadu (5.5) lost to Asmita Das Munshi of West Bengal (6.5);
Shweta Priyadharshini of Uttarpradesh (6.5) beat Smaraki Mohanty of Orissa (5.5);
Divya Lakshmi R of Tamilnadu (6.5) beat Gange Tanmayee of Maharashtra (5.5);
Meghna C H of Kerala (6) drew with Chitlange Sakshi of Maharashtra (6);
Manasa H R of Karnataka (6) drew with Dharani Sree R of Tamilnadu (6).

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