Women’s Chess: Mongolian Batkhuyag Munguntuul becomes champion

Mumbai, June 19:

Top-seeded IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul from Mongolia lived up to her billing to claim the top honours in the SBI Life-AICF Women Grandmaster Chess Championship today.
The tournament was jointly organised by the Indian Chess School & South Mumbai Chess Academy.
Thirty-year-old Batkhuyag (ELO rating 2410), who was in second position at the end of the 10th and penultimate round, scored a decisive win against Russian WIM Elena Tomilova (ELO 2334) in the final round to earn the full point and take her tally to eight from the 11-round competition, a media release said.
Overnight leader WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (ELO 2323) from Kazakhstan slipped at the final hurdle losing to talented Indian WIM Srija Seshadri (ELO 2207), who churned out another impressive performance against the higher rated Kazak player. (PTI)