Wednesday, November 2, 2011

38th Indian Women's National Chess Championship

From The Times of India

Pratyusha scalps Bhakti at Premier national chess

CHENNAI: Vizag girl Pratyusha Bodda swung into action for a third time in five rounds scalping a seeded player in the Premier national women's chess on Wednesday. Pratyusha, who had shocked Soumya Swaminathan and Swati Ghate in the previous rounds, accounted for Goa's Bhakti Kulkarni in the fifth round at the Nehru indoor stadium, moved into joint third position with 3.5 points after her upset victory.

Top seed International Master Tania Sachdev (Delhi) shot into lead with 4.5 points after defeating Woman Grandmaster Mary Ann Gomes (AAI). Tania's closest rival Padmini Rout of Orissa is on four points in second position. Padmini scored over higher seeded WGM Nisha Mohota. Sharing the third spot with Pratyusha were WGMs Sowmya Swaminathan (PSPB), S Meenakshi (AI), Mary Ann Gomes (AAI) and IM Nisha Mohota (PSPB).

Pratyusha Bodda, who trains with Rama Raju, coach of Dronavalli Harika, took only 24 moves in Caro-Kann defence to beat Bhakti Kulkarni. Bhakti went for a bishop for knight swap, that allowed Pratyusha to take control of the seventh rank with her rook. Then, the Andhra girl sacrificed an exchange and pushed for a massive kingside attack. Bhakti could only watch helplessly as Pratyusha rushed to victory with a queen and knight combination on the kingside. Pratyusha has so far played four WGMs and a WIM and she should be gunning for a Woman Grandmaster norm.

International Master Tania Sachdev had another successful round, scoring a methodical win over Woman Grandmaster Mary Ann Gomes. Though Tania consumed a lot of time in the Kings Indian Defence, she got a firm grip of the position. Tania forced Mary Ann into errors in the middle game. Conceding a pawn in a weakening position, Mary Ann failed to see the knight trap and resigned after 37 moves.

Padmini Rout scored a fluent win over International Master Nisha Mohota and Sowmya Swaminathan stopped TN girl Harini's good run.

Results (Round 5):

Tania Sachdev (AI) 4.5 bt Mary Ann Gomes (AAI) 3.5,
Nisha Mohota (PSPB) 3.5 lost to Padmini Rout (Ori) 4,
Sowmya Swaminathan (PSPB) bt S Harini (TN) 3,
J Saranya (TN) 2.5 lost to S Meenakshi (AI) 3.5,
Pratyusha Bodda (AP) 3.5 bt Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa) 2.5,
Eesha Karavade (Mah) 2.5 drew with Sai Meera (IB) 3,
Swathi Ghate (LIC) 3 bt R Bharathi (TN) 2,
Pon N Krithika (AICF) 2 lost to A G Nimmy (Ker) 3,
Aarthie Ramaswamy (AI) 2.5 drew with Cholleti Sahajasri (AP) 2.5,
Chandika Divyasree (AP) 3 bt P Bala Kannamma (TN) 2,
Kiran Manisha Mohanty (Ori) 2.5 bt Swati Mohota (WB) 1.5,
Shweta Gole (Mah) 2.5 bt A Akshaya (TN) 1.5,
M Mahalakshmi (TN) 2 bt P V Nandhidhaa (TN) 1,
P Michelle Catherina (TN) 1.5 bt Supriya Joshi (Mah) 0.5,
Madhurima Shekhar (Del) 0.5 bye.

Rank after Round 5

Rk.NameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1IMTania SachdevIND2419Air Ind4.5227322780
2WGMPadmini RoutIND2356ORI4.0209321060
3Pratyusha BoddaIND2062AP3.5231123180
4IMMohota NishaIND2320PSPB3.5226522890
5WGMMeenakshi SubbaramanIND2297Air Ind3.5218121170
6WGMGomes Mary AnnIND2325AAI3.5217121290
7WGMSoumya SwaminathanIND2318PSPB3.5206420620
8Harini SIND2055TN3.0224822970
9WIMMeera SaiIND2117IB3.0217022130
10Nimmy A GIND2252KER3.0215520740
11WGMSwathi GhateIND2278LIC3.0209321060
12Chandika DivyasreeIND2129AP3.0204620550
13WFMSaranya JIND2106TN2.5230822970
14Cholleti SahajasriIND2074AP2.5226022520
15WIMKulkarni BhaktiIND2289GOA2.5216521120
16Shweta GoleIND1999MAH2.5215821170
17IMKaravade EeshaIND2348MAH2.5210921060
18WGMKiran Manisha MohantyIND2213ORI2.5204620300
19WGMRamaswamy AarthieIND2209Air Ind2.5203620440
20WFMPon NkrithikaIND2044AICF2.0225022520
21WFMBharathi RIND2112TN2.0217422780
22WFMMahalakshmi MIND1954TN2.0211521120
23Bala Kannamma PIND1978TN2.0210421080
24WFMSwati MohotaIND2030WB1.5213621080
25A AkshayaIND1990TN1.5211521060
26Michelle Catherina PIND2088TN1.5203120300
27Madhurima ShekharIND1906DEL1.5202120550
28WIMThipsay Bagyashree SatheIND2108AICF1.0205900
29Nandhidhaa PvIND2105TN1.0202719990
30Supriya JoshiIND1904MAH0.5203720440
Tie Break1: rating average of the opponents (variabel with parameters)
Tie Break2: rating average of the opponents (variabel with parameters)
Tie Break3: rating average of the opponents (variabel with parameters)

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