Swati Ghate, seeded sixth, turned the tables on second seed Mary Ann Gomes in the seventh round of the National women’s premier chess championship at Jalgaon on Tuesday. The win also put Swati in sole lead.

She has 5.5 points, half-a-point ahead of third seed Nisha Mohota, fifth seed S. Meenakshi, seventh seed Soumya Swaminathan and Bhakti Kulkarni, seeded ninth.

The results (seventh round): Mary Ann Gomes 4.5 lost to Swati Ghate 5.5; Nisha Mohota 5 drew with Soumya Swaminathan 5; Bhakti Kulkarni 5 drew with S. Meenakshi 5; P. Priya 3.5 lost to Eesha Karvade 4.5; Padmini Rout 4 drew with Chandrika Divyasree 4; Nimmy A. George 4.5 bt Pratyusha Bodda 3.5; Michelle Catherina 4.5 bt Kiran Monisha Mohanty 3.5; G. Lasya 3.5 lost to M. Mahalakshmi 4; Aarthie Ramaswamy 4 bt Ivana Maria Furtado 2.5; Kruttika Nadig 3.5 bt C. Sahajasri 2.5; N. Raghavi 2.5 lost to Swati Mohota 3.5; Amruta Mokal 2.5 lost to S. Harini 3.5; Shweta Gole 3 drew with K. Sai Nirupama 2.5; J. Saranya 3 bt R. Salini 2; J. Rajasurya 2 drew with Bhagyashree Thipsay 2; Rucha Pujara 3.5 bye.

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