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Friday, November 4, 2011

WGM Padmini Rout leads Indian women's national chess 2011

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WGM Padmini Rout
Here is the chess news update from the Indian national women's chess championship. Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout of Orissa has moved into sole lead with an upset win over top seed International Master Tania Sachdev (Air India) in the sixth round of the Velammal 38th National Women Premier Chess Championship 2011 being held in Chennai, India. Padmini with 5.0 points, now holds half a point lead over Tania Sachdev, who remains in 4.5 points. Sharing the third spot with 4.0 points were WGMs Sowmya Swaminathan (PSPB), S Meenakshi (AI), Mary Ann Gomes (AAI), Swathi Ghate (LIC), IM Nisha Mohota (PSPB) and Pratyusha Bodda (AP) respectively. Friday is a day of rest, as round seven resumes on Saturday. You can find more updates at

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