Monday, January 24, 2011

Bhakti gets Woman Grand Master Norm

From The Times of India
PTI, Jan 24, 2011, 06.37pm IST

PANAJI: International woman master Bhakti Kulkarni of Goa became the first from the State to win the Woman Grand Master norm after she finished second in the Merianbad Open Chess Championship in Czech Republic.

Bhakti scored 5.5 points out of 9 rounds as she beat Matras Ondrej, Jurek and Bulmaga Irina and drew with Volodi Viktor and Antipov Milhail of Russia, Mickiewicz Piotr of Poland and Dimitrijeski Boris of Germany, a press release issued by the Goa Chess Association, said.

A brand ambassador for Carbon Group of Dempo, Bhakti was recently awarded the WIM title by FIDE.

The Goa Chess Association said it expects Bhakti would complete her two other WGM norms and get the WGM title.

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