AICF International Woman Grandmaster: Babiy Olga in the lead

Babiy Olga of Ukraine beats WIM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan in the third round.

Babiy Olga has three points after three rounds. Photo: Special Arrangement

Woman Grandmaster Babiy Olga (Ukraine) snatched the sole lead with three points after the third round of the Velammal-AICF Woman Grandmaster round robin chess tournament held here on Tuesday. Olga defeated WIM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan in a double-edged French game where the Kazakh girl missed her way and lost in 42 moves.

Former world U-12 champion Divya Deshmukh moved into the sole second spot with 2.5 points scoring a facile win over fellow Indian Sapale Saloni.

The results (Rd3)
  • Babiy Olga (Ukr) 3 bt Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (Kaz) 1;
  • Aakanksha Hagawane 1.5 bt Franco Valencia Angela (Col) 1;
  • Chandreyee Hajra 0.5 drew with V. Varshini 1.5;
  • P. Michelle Catherina 2.0 drew with Munguntuul Batkhuyag (Mon) 2;
  • Divya Deshmukh 2.5 bt Sapale Saloni 1.0.