SPORT

Shruthi holds Nisha Mohota

KOZHIKODE: Top seed Nisha Mohota was held to a draw by K. Shruthi in the second round of the 35th National women’s ‘B’ chess championship at the Hotel Sana Tower, here on Saturday.

In the day’s other upset, seventh seed Saimeera Ravi was humbled by S. Anushya.

All the Woman Grandmasters except Nisha registered victories, though.

Swati Ghate, Mary Ann Gomes, Eeesha Karvade and Aarthie Ramaswamy posted wins over Pallabi Roy, Aparajita Gothikar, P.K. Jayasree and Shikha Shah respectively.

On the top board, Nisha, playing on the black side of a Colle Attack, signed the peace treaty with her lesser-known rival after 23 moves.

Important results: Second round: K. Shruthi 1.5 drew with Nisha Mohota 1.5; Swati Ghate 2 bt Pallabi Roy 1; Aparajita Gothikar 1 lost to Mary Ann Gomes 2; Eesha Karvade 2 bt P.K. Jayasree 1; Shikha Shah 1 lost to Aarthie Ramaswamy 2; Padmini Rout 2 bt C.H. Savetha 1; Nimmy George 1.5 drew Mithali Patel 1.5; E. Sheena 1 lost to Bhakti Kulkarni 2; Pon N. Krithika 2 bt Seetha Lakshmi 1; Pushpalata Mangal 1 lost to Amruta Mokal 2; Supriya Majhi 2 bt C.P. Athira 1; J. Sharanya 2 bt Swati Mohota 1; Ch. Divyasri 2 bt Sahajasree 1; Prathyusha Podda 1 lost to M.R. Sangeetha 2; Shaadi Majumdar 1 lost to Nabeela Farheen 2; S. Aruni 1.5 drew with V. Chaithanya 1.5; Priya Sandhya 1 lost to Anuprita Patil 2; Baisakhi Das 2 bt S.V. Sathyapriya 1; J. Sahari 1 lost to N. Raghavi 2; Mohana Priya 2 bt Sithali Shetty 1; Teenu Thomas 1 lost to R. Bharathi 2; Alka Das 2 bt Vanessa D’Souza 1; Manogana 2 bt Devangi Patankar 1; Madhuri Patil 1 lost to J. Janani 2; Apoorva Savant 1 lost to A. Niji 2; Bindu Saritha 1.5 drew with Nandini 1.5; Shalmali Gagare 1.5 bt Tharaswni 1; S. Anushya 1.5 bt Saimeera Ravi 0.5; P.V. Nandini 1 lost Kruttika Nadig 1.5. — Principal Correspondent

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