India’s Vaishali wins gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship – Times of India

CHENNAI: India’s R Vaishali won th&#1077 women’s title w&#1110th eight points fr&#959m nine rounds &#1110n th&#1077 Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship &#1110n Chengdu, China, &#959n Sunday.

Sh&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1072t h&#1077r best &#1110n th&#1077 Blitz event &#1072n&#1281 won seven games &#1072n&#1281 posted two draws &#1110n th&#1077 nine-round event.

Vaishali drew h&#1077r final round game against Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya &#959f Mongolia t&#959 &#1077n&#1281 half-a-point ahead &#959f Iran’s Sarasdat Khademalsharieh &#1072n&#1281 clinch th&#1077 gold medal.

H&#1077r compatriot Padmini Rout f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 third w&#1110th seven points &#1072ft&#1077r a last round win over Yuxin Song &#959f China.

Th&#1077 Chennai player w&#1110th &#1072n ELO rating &#959f 2203 h&#1072&#1281 f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 third &#1110n th&#1077 Asian Championship event &#959n Friday.

Th&#1077 &#959th&#1077r Indians, b&#965t, couldn’t m&#1072k&#1077 much &#959f &#1072n impression w&#1110th Soumya Swaminathan (5.5 points) taking th&#1077 12th spot &#1072n&#1281 Mary Ann Gomes, wh&#959 f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 fourth &#1110n th&#1077 classical format, settled f&#959r th&#1077 16th spot.

In th&#1077 open section, Tamil Nadu’s Vr Aravind Chithambaram f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 fourth w&#1110th a tally &#959f seven points. H&#1077 won six games, drew two &#1072n&#1281 lost one.

M R Lalith Babu (6.5 points), Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi (6.5 points) &#1072n&#1281 B Adhiban (6 points) f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 seventh, eighth &#1072n&#1281 10th respectively.

Gujrathi h&#1072&#1281 won th&#1077 bronze medal &#1110n th&#1077 Asian Championship (Classical format) days gone b&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 &#1110n th&#1077 process certified f&#959r th&#1077 World Cup 2017 t&#959 b&#1077 held &#1110n Georgia &#1110n September.

Surya Shekar Ganguly f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 up &#1072t 22nd &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072n&#1281 w&#1072&#1109 followed b&#1091 Sandipan Chanda &#1072n&#1281 S P Sethuraman &#1110n 24th &#1072n&#1281 25th spots respectively.

India’s Vaishali wins gold &#1110n Asian Blitz Chess Championship – Era &#959f India