Swathi, Mary Ann among leaders

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 11, 2013, 21:48 PM IST

Chennai: Woman Grandmaster Swathi Ghate and Mary Ann Gomes, with 6.5 points, shared the lead on Monday after the eighth round of the Women International Grand Master Chess Tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match here.

Sharing the lead with the Indian duo was Batsiashvili Nino of Georgia.

Results : Round 8 (Indians unless specified): Gomes Mary Ann 6 drew with Batsiashvili Nino(Geo)6 , Muminova Nafisa (Uzb)6 drew with Guramishvili Sopiko(Geo) 6, Swathi Ghate 6 bt Ivakhinova Inna (Rus) 5 , Purtseladze Maka (Geo) 6 bt Gevorgyan Maria (Arm) 5 , Ambartsumova Karina (Rus) 5 lost to Tsatsalashvili Keti (Geo) 6, Kiran Manisha Mohanty 5 drew with Kulkarni Bhakti 5 , Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 5 bt Harini S 4 , Soumya Swaminathan 5 bt Swati Mohota 4 , Mohota Nisha 5 bt Vaishali R 4 , Meenakshi Subbaraman 5 bt Tejaswini Sagar 4

Results: Round 7 (Indians unless specified): Batsiashvili Nino(Geo) 6 bt Ambartsumova Karina (Rus) 5, Ivakhinova Inna (Rus) 5 drew with Muminova Nafisa (Uzb) 5 , Gomes Mary Ann 6 bt Meenakshi Subbaraman 4 , Guramishvili Sopiko (Geo) 5 bt Drljevic Ljilja (Srb) 4 , Gevorgyan Maria (Arm) 5 bt Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman 4 , Swathi Ghate 5 bt Harini S 4 , Purtseladze Maka (Geo) 5 bt Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim (Uzb) 4, Mahalakshmi M 4 drew with Soumya Swaminathan 4 , Kulkarni Bhakti 5 bt Shweta Gole 4, Lasya G 4 lost to Tsatsalashvili Keti (Geo) 5.