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Women's Premier 08+09: Padmini leads by a point with 7.0/9

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 13/11/2016

Padmini Rout leads the Women's Premier Championship by a full point and is en route to winning it yet again. She has remained solid and undefeated throughout the tournament and has scored 7.0/9. The most important step came when she defeated Vijayalakshmi S. in the eighth round. Behind her, trailing at 6.0/9, is Soumya Swaminathan. We have an illustrated report with games.

Pictures by Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Women's Premier 08+09:  Padmini leads by a point with 7.0/9

Round 8 on 2016/11/11 at 10:00 am
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2306 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 1 - 0   Bala Kannamma P 2073 10
2 11 2374 IM Padmini Rout 1 - 0 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 2390 9
3 1 2425 IM Karavade Eesha 1 - 0 WIM Mahalakshmi M 2185 8
4 2 2289 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 1 - 0 IM Mohota Nisha 2262 7
5 3 2300 WIM Vaishali R 0 - 1 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2386 6
6 4 2117 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 0 - 1 WGM Swati Ghate 2260 5

IM Padmini Rout took on GM-elect Vijayalakshmi S. in the most important game of the tournament until now. It was a 6.d3 Ruy Lopez that white ended up winning. Padmini thus destroyed Viji's hopes of winning the title.
[Event "National Women Premier 2016"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.11.11"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Padmini, Rout"]
[Black "Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C84"]
[WhiteElo "2374"]
[BlackElo "2390"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
[WhiteClock "0:15:33"]
[BlackClock "0:14:43"]
1. e4 {0} e5 {68} 2. Nf3 {0} Nc6 {11} 3. Bb5 {0} a6 {7} 4. Ba4 {4} Nf6 {15} 5.
O-O {10} Be7 {5} 6. d3 {16} d6 {391} 7. c3 {18} O-O {32} 8. Re1 {13} Bg4 {118}
9. h3 {132} Bh5 {24} 10. Nbd2 {45} Re8 {780} 11. Nf1 {114} Nd7 {594} 12. Bc2 {
197} Nf8 {775} 13. Ng3 {415} Bg6 {44} 14. d4 {324} exd4 {347} 15. cxd4 {22} d5
{66} 16. e5 {73} Ne6 {155} 17. Be3 {96} Na5 {90} 18. b3 {159} b6 {120} 19. Nf5
{765} Bf8 {119} 20. Bd2 {864} Nc6 {290} 21. Bc3 {138} Na7 {31} 22. Ne3 {854}
Nb5 {125} 23. Bxg6 {51} hxg6 {59} 24. Bb2 {62} c5 {126} 25. dxc5 {85} d4 {34}
26. Nc4 {27} bxc5 {157} 27. g3 {302} Nbc7 {380} 28. Nfd2 {158} Nd5 {23} 29. Kg2
{86} a5 {160} 30. a4 {121} Qc7 {163} 31. Ba3 {239} Reb8 {51} 32. h4 {45} Ra7 {
83} 33. Qf3 {46} Qd8 {237} 34. Rh1 {394} Rab7 {147} 35. Rae1 {71} Nc3 {49} 36.
Bb2 {175} Na2 {76} 37. h5 {187} g5 {207} 38. h6 {8} g6 {261} 39. h7+ {148} Kh8
{7} 40. Ne4 {0} f5 {0} 41. exf6 {0} Rxh7 {0} 42. Ne5 {0} Rbb7 {0} 43. Nd6 {0}
Bxd6 {0} 44. Qxb7 {0} Qc7 {0} 45. Rxh7+ Kxh7 {0} 46. Rh1+ {0} Kg8 {0} 47. Qd5 {
0} Qc8 {0} 48. Qxd6 {0} Nb4 {0} 49. Qe7 {0} 1-0

Padmini speaks on her win

IM Eesha Karavade was expected to defeat Mahalakshmi M. and that is what happened.

Vaishali R. was supposed to cause the major upsets in the tournament but she is having a torrid time in Delhi. She lost to Soumya. 

Even Bala Kannamma expectedly went down against Mary Ann Gomes.
[Event "National Women Premier 2016"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.11.11"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Gomes, Mary Ann"]
[Black "Bala Kannamma P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2073"]
[PlyCount "143"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
[WhiteClock "0:39:31"]
[BlackClock "0:08:51"]
1. e4 {6} c5 {0} 2. Nc3 {36} e6 {0} 3. g3 {9} Nc6 {0} 4. Bg2 {6} g6 {2} 5. f4 {
24} d6 {38} 6. Nf3 {36} Bg7 {7} 7. d3 {33} Nge7 {13} 8. O-O {33} O-O {327} 9.
Be3 {247} Nd4 {89} 10. Qd2 {62} Rb8 {162} 11. Nd1 {39} Nxf3+ {354} 12. Bxf3 {29
} b6 {92} 13. d4 {208} Bb7 {729} 14. Nc3 {94} f5 {561} 15. Rad1 {641} fxe4 {821
} 16. Nxe4 {11} Nf5 {150} 17. c3 {11} cxd4 {150} 18. cxd4 {114} Bxe4 {321} 19.
Bxe4 {11} Nxe3 {125} 20. Qxe3 {7} Kh8 {39} 21. Bg2 {361} Qf6 {203} 22. Rfe1 {15
} Rfe8 {96} 23. Qa3 {31} Qe7 {902} 24. Bc6 {645} Rf8 {149} 25. Bd5 {168} Rf6 {
15} 26. Qe3 {37} Re8 {175} 27. Rc1 {96} e5 {228} 28. dxe5 {544} dxe5 {31} 29.
Qxe5 {14} Qxe5 {17} 30. Rxe5 {9} Rd8 {100} 31. Bb3 {369} Rfd6 {31} 32. Re7 {19}
Bd4+ {17} 33. Kg2 {300} R6d7 {3} 34. Rc8 {129} Rxc8 {20} 35. Rxd7 {8} Bxb2 {6}
36. Rxa7 {6} Bd4 {84} 37. Kf3 {64} Bc5 {23} 38. g4 {96} Re8 {43} 39. g5 {186}
h6 {219} 40. gxh6 {0} Re7 {0} 41. Ra8+ {0} Kh7 {0} 42. Rc8 {0} Kxh6 {0} 43. Rc6
{0} Re3+ {0} 44. Kg4 {0} Rd3 {0} 45. Rxg6+ {0} Kxg6 {0} 46. Bc2 {0} Kf6 {0} 47.
Bxd3 {0} Bf8 {0} 48. a4 {0} Bh6 {0} 49. h4 {0} Bf8 {0} 50. Kf3 {0} Bg7 {0} 51.
Ke4 {0} Bh6 {0} 52. h5 {0} Bf8 {0} 53. Bb5 {0} Bh6 {0} 54. Be8 {0} Bf8 {0} 55.
Bg6 {0} Bh6 {0} 56. f5 {0} Bg5 {0} 57. Kd5 {0} Be3 {0} 58. Kc6 {0} Kg7 {0} 59.
Kc7 {0} Bd4 {0} 60. Kd7 {0} Be3 {0} 61. Ke6 {0} Bg5 {0} 62. Be8 {0} Be3 {250}
63. f6+ {0} Kh6 {13} 64. Bg6 {36} Bg5 65. Bd3 {235} Be3 {291} 66. f7 {48} Kg7 {
40} 67. Ke7 {9} Bc5+ {11} 68. Ke8 {9} Bb4 {42} 69. h6+ {45} Kh8 {5} 70. f8=Q+ {
37} Bxf8 {2} 71. Kxf8 {7} b5 {3} 72. Bxb5 {9} 1-0

 

Mary speaks on her win

Swati Ghate had a terrible first half. But she has won her eighth and the ninth round games. 

Pratyusha Bodda took full advantage of the white pieces to defeat Nisha Mohota.

The games in progress.

 

Round 9 on 2016/11/12 at 10:00 am
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 5 2260 WGM Swati Ghate 1 - 0 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2306 12
2 6 2386 WGM Soumya Swaminathan ½ - ½ WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2117 4
3 7 2262 IM Mohota Nisha 1 - 0 WIM Vaishali R 2300 3
4 8 2185 WIM Mahalakshmi M 0 - 1 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2289 2
5 9 2390 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 1 - 0 IM Karavade Eesha 2425 1
6 10 2073   Bala Kannamma P ½ - ½ IM Padmini Rout 2374 11

Vaishali lost yet again, this time to Nisha Mohota, and is languishing at the bottom of the table. 

Pratyusha Bodda beat Mahalakshmi with the black pieces. 

Viji won her ninth round game against Eesha Karavade. She has won five games in the event, just like Padmini, but has two extra losses.
[Event "National Women Premier 2016"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.11.12"]
[Round "9.5"]
[White "Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman"]
[Black "Karavade, Eesha"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "2390"]
[BlackElo "2425"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
[WhiteClock "0:38:29"]
[BlackClock "0:37:00"]
1. d4 {137} Nf6 {0} 2. Nf3 {8} e6 {63} 3. Bf4 {9} d5 {252} 4. e3 {11} Bd6 {58}
5. Bg3 {16} O-O {49} 6. Bd3 {28} b6 {350} 7. Nbd2 {53} Bb7 {128} 8. O-O {133}
c5 {299} 9. c3 {5} Nc6 {3} 10. Qe2 {220} Bxg3 {783} 11. hxg3 {35} Nd7 {188} 12.
Rfd1 {197} Qe7 {401} 13. a4 {276} Rfe8 {243} 14. e4 {346} dxe4 {248} 15. Bxe4 {
77} cxd4 {562} 16. Bxc6 {146} Bxc6 {2} 17. Nxd4 {11} Bb7 {118} 18. a5 {74} e5 {
349} 19. Nb5 {1040} Nf6 {128} 20. axb6 {660} axb6 {8} 21. Nc4 {38} Rxa1 {363}
22. Rxa1 {19} Bc6 {5} 23. Nbd6 {258} Rd8 {315} 24. Qxe5 {73} Qxe5 {5} 25. Nxe5
{4} Rxd6 {5} 26. Nxc6 {11} g6 {57} 27. Nd4 {44} Kf8 {38} 28. Kf1 {34} Nd7 {68}
29. Ra8+ {65} Ke7 {21} 30. Ra7 {38} h5 {39} 31. f3 {305} Kf6 {81} 32. Ke2 {40}
Ne5 {250} 33. Rc7 {95} Nd7 {101} 34. Kd3 {108} Ne5+ {115} 35. Kc2 {91} Rd7 {40}
36. Rxd7 {236} Nxd7 {19} 37. c4 {132} Ke7 {89} 38. Kc3 {52} Kd6 {90} 39. Kb4 {
80} Nc5 {77} 40. Kb5 {0} Kc7 {0} 41. b4 {0} Nd3 {0} 42. Ne2 {0} Ne1 {0} 43. Nf4
{0} Kb7 {0} 44. c5 {0} bxc5 {0} 45. bxc5 {0} Nc2 {0} 46. c6+ {0} Kc8 {0} 47.
Nd5 {0} Nd4+ {0} 48. Kc5 {0} Nf5 {0} 49. g4 {0} hxg4 {0} 50. fxg4 {0} Ng7 {0}
51. Kd6 {0} Ne6 {0} 52. g5 {0} 1-0

 

Soumya drew her game to rule at the second spot with 6.0/9. 

Bala Kannamma held Padmini with the white pieces. Padmini continues to lead with 7./9.
Round 10 on 2016/11/13 at 10:00 am
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 12 2306 WGM Gomes Mary Ann   IM Padmini Rout 2374 11
2 1 2425 IM Karavade Eesha     Bala Kannamma P 2073 10
3 2 2289 WIM Pratyusha Bodda   IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 2390 9
4 3 2300 WIM Vaishali R   WIM Mahalakshmi M 2185 8
5 4 2117 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty   IM Mohota Nisha 2262 7
6 5 2260 WGM Swati Ghate   WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2386 6

Related:

  1. Women's Premier 01: Dark tragicomedies
  2. Women's Premier 02: Favourites have a ball
  3. Women's Premier 03: Nisha wins on a draw day
  4. Women's Premier 04: Viji and Padmini lead
  5. Women's Premier 05: Padmini leads as Viji loses
  6. Women's Premier 06: Padmini continues to lead but Viji on the heels
  7. Women's Premier 07: Bala Kannamma shocks Viji; Padmini leads by a point

Games in PGN