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Orissa: Soumya Swaminathan snatches solo lead in national woman Chess Championship
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Bhubaneswar: Former World Junior girls champion Woman Grand Master (WGM) Soumya Swaminathan scored seven points by the end of ninth round and snatched the sole lead in the 37th National Premier women Chess Championship at Infosys Campus here on Monday.
Soumy confronted center counter defence of WFM Swati Mohota and took control of centre, after winning many pawns transposed to a simple won rock and pawn end game. In the top board WGM Anna Mary Gomes forced to share the point with WGM Nisha Mohota, Gomes with 6.5 points placed second. While local favorite WGM Padmini Rout split the points with IM Easha Karaveda and scored six points and share the third place with WGM Swati Ghate and IM Tania Sachadev. Other Odisha players WGM Kiran Manisa Mohanty and Aparajita Gochhikar registered win in their respective rounds and scored five and 4.5 points respectively.