chessbase india logo

49th National Women 2023 R9: Mary escapes against Mrudul

by Shahid Ahmed - 09/07/2023

The top six boards ended in draws. IM Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa) and IM Padmini Rout (PSPB) had the same result as their last rated game encounter over seven years. Bhakti maintains her sole lead 7.5/9. Five players are trailing her by a half point. They are - WGM Srija Seshadri (TN), WGM Mary Ann Gomes (PSPB), WIM Mahalakshmi M (TN), WIM Mrudul Dehankar (MAH) and IM Padmini Rout (PSPB). Mrudul had a great opportunity to go for a win against Mary. Unfortunately for her, she could not find it. The reigning Telangana State Women champion, Sarayu Velpula is having a fantastic tournament. She drew against WGM Swati Ghate (LIC) to remain undefeated at 6.5/9. Bhakti will face Mahalakshmi in the penultimate Round 10 which starts today at 10 a.m. IST. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Bhakti still at the top, Divya reduces the gap

After suffering two losses, the defending champion and top seed of the tournament, IM Divya Deshmukh (MAH) won two games in-a-row to move to 6.5/9.

WIM Mrudul Dehankar (MAH) 7/9

Mary - Mrudul: 0.5-0.5

WGM Mary Ann Gomes (PSPB, 2315) was facing WIM Mrudul Dehankar (MAH, 2030) in their second-ever battle. The first game between them ended in a draw in 2019. Mary got into a big trouble in the middlegame.

Position after 24...Nxd3

Black has made a deadly family fork 24...Nxd3 which forced White to concede an exchange. 25.Bxd6 Qf2+? immediate material recovery turned out to be incorrect for Black. Instead, 25...Rbc8 would have been winning for her. 26.Kh1 Rxc1 27.Rxc1 Nxc1 28.Qe3 Qc2 29.Bxf8 Qd1+ 30.Qg1 Qxg1+ 31.Kxg1 Kxf8 would have been one the lines where Black has a decisive advantage. The game continued 26.Kh1 Nxe1 27.Bh3 Qe2 28.Bxb8 Qe4+ and it ended in a draw via perpetual check.

National Under-17 Girls 2023 Runner-up, Sarayu Velpula (TEL) is the only untitled player among top 20 currently | Photo: Kolhapur Chess Association

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 9 games

Round 9 results

12IMPadmini, Rout2353PSPB½ - ½7IMKulkarni, Bhakti2315GOA3
24WGMGomes, Mary Ann2315PSPB½ - ½WIMMrudul, Dehankar2030MAH23
310WGMSrija, Seshadri2226TN½ - ½WIMMahalakshmi, M2242RSPB9
46IMSoumya, Swaminathan2293PSPB6½ - ½6WIMChitlange, Sakshi2225MAH11
58WGMPratyusha, Bodda2250AP6½ - ½6WIMSharma, Isha2267KAR7
634Velpula, Sarayu1845TEL6½ - ½6WGMSwati, Ghate2008LIC25
736Sneha, Halder1807WB0 - 1WGMDivya, Deshmukh2389MAH1
828WIMTejaswini, Sagar1931GUJ½ - ½IMKaravade, Eesha2293PSPB5
937WFMPotluri, Supreetha1796AP0 - 1WIMArpita, Mukherjee2160WB15
1049Sachi, Jain1675DEL0 - 1WFMNimmy, A.G.2151KER17


Standings after Round 9

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13IMKulkarni, BhaktiwNIND2315GOA7,5515644,7506
210WGMSrija, SeshadriwNIND2226TN7525641,7506
34WGMGomes, Mary AnnwNIND2315PSPB75053,540,0005
49WIMMahalakshmi, MwNIND2242RSPB749,553,540,2505
523WIMMrudul, DehankarU20wNIND2030MAH7495339,2506
62IMPadmini, RoutwNIND2353PSPB74650,538,0006
734Velpula, SarayuU18wSIND1845TEL6,5495438,0004
86IMSoumya, SwaminathanwNIND2293PSPB6,54953,537,5005
918WGMVarshini, VwNIND2120TN6,548,55234,7505
101WGMDivya, DeshmukhU18wNIND2389MAH6,547,55236,0006
1111WIMChitlange, SakshiwNIND2225MAH6,54650,534,2505
128WGMPratyusha, BoddawNIND2250AP6,545,549,532,7506
1317WFMNimmy, A.G.wNIND2151KER6,544,54833,2505
147WIMSharma, IshawNIND2267KAR6,5444834,5005
1520WFMSaranya, JwNIND2050TN6,5444833,2506
1615WIMArpita, MukherjeewNIND2160WB6,5444832,5006
1721WGMKiran, Manisha MohantywNIND2049LIC6,543,547,532,7506
1825WGMSwati, GhatewNIND2008LIC6,539,543,532,2506
1919WIMBommini, Mounika AkshayaU20wNIND2094AP65053,533,7504
2028WIMTejaswini, SagarwNIND1931GUJ64750,529,7505


Round 10 pairings

13IMKulkarni, Bhakti2315GOA7WIMMahalakshmi, M2242RSPB9
223WIMMrudul, Dehankar2030MAH77IMPadmini, Rout2353PSPB2
310WGMSrija, Seshadri2226TN77WGMGomes, Mary Ann2315PSPB4
41WGMDivya, Deshmukh2389MAHVelpula, Sarayu1845TEL34
517WFMNimmy, A.G.2151KERIMSoumya, Swaminathan2293PSPB6
67WIMSharma, Isha2267KARWGMVarshini, V2120TN18
721WGMKiran, Manisha Mohanty2049LICWGMPratyusha, Bodda2250AP8
811WIMChitlange, Sakshi2225MAHWFMSaranya, J2050TN20
925WGMSwati, Ghate2008LICWIMArpita, Mukherjee2160WB15
105IMKaravade, Eesha2293PSPB66WIMChandreyee, Hajra1845WB33



Tournament Details

Gujarat State Chess Association: Official site

Contact Us