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49th National Women 2023 R5: Seven in the lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/07/2023

WGM Srija Seshadri (TN) held the top seed and defending champion IM Divya Deshmukh (MAH) to a draw. After two long victories, Divya gained an exchange against Srija in the fifth round. However, she was unable to convert her advantage into a full point. Srija found a combination which forced a perpetual check. Thus a draw was agreed. The other two leaders of the round, WIM Mounika Akshaya Bommini (AP) and WIM Mahalakshmi M (RSPB) had a well contested draw. IM Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa), WGM Mary Ann Gomes (RSPB) and IM Soumya Swaminathan (PSPB) won their respective games to join the leaders 4.5/5. Round 6 starts today at 10 a.m. IST. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Rebecca beats Isha

Untitled Rebecca Jesumarian (TN) capitalized on her opponent WIM Isha Sharma's (KAR) blunder to register a win.

WGM Srija Seshadri is one of the leaders 4.5/5 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Srija - Divya

Position after 38...Qb6

IM Divya Deshmukh (MAH, 2389) gained an exchange. However, she could not manage to convert her advantage. Eventually, WGM Srija Seshadri (TN, 2226) was presented an opportunity to force a draw 39.Qxf4 Rxf4 and draw was agreed due to 40.Re8+ Kh7 41.Bg8+ perpetual check.

A total of 156 players including 6 IMs, 6 WGMs and 10 WIMs are taking part from various states and units across the country in this eleven-day eleven-round Swiss League National Women Rating tournament. The tournament is organized by Gujarat State Chess Association at Rajpath Club in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 30th June to 10th July 2023. The time control of the event is 90 mins/40 moves + 30 mins/end + 30 seconds increment from move no. 1.

Replay Round 5 games

Round 5 results

110WGMSrija, Seshadri2226TN4½ - ½4WGMDivya, Deshmukh2389MAH1
219WIMBommini, Mounika Akshaya2094AP4½ - ½4WIMMahalakshmi, M2242RSPB9
312WIMSalonika, Saina2223ODI0 - 1IMKulkarni, Bhakti2315GOA3
44WGMGomes, Mary Ann2315PSPB1 - 0WIMChitlange, Sakshi2225MAH11
518WGMVarshini, V2120TN½ - ½IMKaravade, Eesha2293PSPB5
66IMSoumya, Swaminathan2293PSPB1 - 0IMMohota, Nisha2185PSPB13
767Sherali, Pattnaik1565UTT0 - 13IMPadmini, Rout2353PSPB2
840Rebecca, Jesumarian1750TN31 - 03WIMSharma, Isha2267KAR7
98WGMPratyusha, Bodda2250AP31 - 03WCMArushi, Kotwal1704JK43
1015WIMArpita, Mukherjee2160WB31 - 03Sachi, Jain1675DEL49


Standings after Round 5

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11WGMDivya, DeshmukhU18wNIND2389MAH4,515,518,516,2504
210WGMSrija, SeshadriwNIND2226TN4,515,517,515,2504
33IMKulkarni, BhaktiwNIND2315GOA4,514,517,515,5004
419WIMBommini, Mounika AkshayaU20wNIND2094AP4,514,517,515,2504
59WIMMahalakshmi, MwNIND2242RSPB4,514,51613,7504
66IMSoumya, SwaminathanwNIND2293PSPB4,513,515,513,7504
74WGMGomes, Mary AnnwNIND2315PSPB4,512,514,512,7504
82IMPadmini, RoutwNIND2353PSPB4141712,5004
927Mrittika, MallickU16wSIND1948WB41416,511,5004
1018WGMVarshini, VwNIND2120TN4141611,7503
1115WIMArpita, MukherjeewNIND2160WB4141611,5004
125IMKaravade, EeshawNIND2293PSPB413,515,511,7503
1323WIMMrudul, DehankarU20wNIND2030MAH413,515,511,0004
1434Velpula, SarayuU18wSIND1845TEL412,51511,7503
1520WFMSaranya, JwNIND2050TN412,51510,5004
1628WIMTejaswini, SagarwNIND1931GUJ412,514,510,0004
35Manasa, K.wNIND1827KAR412,514,510,0004
188WGMPratyusha, BoddawNIND2250AP4121411,0004
1921WGMKiran, Manisha MohantywNIND2049LIC4121410,5004
2017WFMNimmy, A.G.wNIND2151KER411,51411,2503


Round 6 pairings

11WGMDivya, Deshmukh2389MAHIMSoumya, Swaminathan2293PSPB6
23IMKulkarni, Bhakti2315GOAWGMSrija, Seshadri2226TN10
39WIMMahalakshmi, M2242RSPBWGMGomes, Mary Ann2315PSPB4
45IMKaravade, Eesha2293PSPB4WIMBommini, Mounika Akshaya2094AP19
52IMPadmini, Rout2353PSPB44Mrittika, Mallick1948WB27
623WIMMrudul, Dehankar2030MAH44WGMPratyusha, Bodda2250AP8
715WIMArpita, Mukherjee2160WB44WIMTejaswini, Sagar1931GUJ28
817WFMNimmy, A.G.2151KER44Velpula, Sarayu1845TEL34
935Manasa, K.1827KAR44WGMVarshini, V2120TN18
1020WFMSaranya, J2050TN44Rebecca, Jesumarian1750TN40



Tournament Details

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