India's Vaishali wins gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship

5/24/2017

  • India’s R. Vaishali won the women’s title with eight points from nine rounds in the Asian continental Blitz chess championship at Chengdu, China.
  • She was at her best in the Blitz event, winning seven games and posting two draws in the nine-round event.
  • Padmini Rout finished third with seven points after a last round victory over Yuxin Song of China.
  • Soumya Swaminathan (5.5) took the 12th spot, while Mary Ann Gomes finished 16th.
  • In the open section, Tamil Nadu’s Aravind Chithambaram finished fourth with a tally of seven points.
  • He won six games, drew two and lost one.
  • M.R. Lalith Babu (6.5 points), Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi (6.5 points) and B. Adhiban (6 points) finished seventh, eighth and 10th respectively.
  • Surya Shekhar Ganguly was 22nd, while Sandipan Chanda and S.P. Sethuraman were 24th and 25th.
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