Monday, September 28, 2009
Bhakti wins 24th National Junior Girls Chess Championship
From The Central Chronicle Posted On Sunday, September 27, 2009 Agencies Chennai, Sept 27: Commonwealth Games gold medalist Bhakti Kulkarni bagged the prestigious 24th National Junior Girls Chess Championship with a round to spare here. Bhakti scored a whopping 9.5 pts out of ten rounds so far. On the top board today Bhakti outplayed Mitali Madhukar Patil of Maharashtra with some deceptive manoeuvres in the middle game. Bhakti's gamble paid off when Mitali blundered an exchange on the 35th move. She checkmated her opponent on the 49th move. WIM Padmini Rout of Orissa and Savetha of Tamil Nadu shared the second spot with eight points each after beating Nandhidhaa and Shalmali Gagare, respectively.