Mary Ann Gomes wins Women International Grandmaster chess tournament

Updated: 14 November 2013 22:08 IST

In a three way tie, second seeded WGM Batsiashvili Nino of Georgia and International Master S Vijayalakshmi finished on 8.5 points with Mary Ann. But, Mary Ann was declared winner on the basis of a superior tie-break score.

Chennai:

Woman Grandmaster Mary Ann Gomes clinched the title with a superior tie-break score after the 11th round of the Women International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2013 held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match here on Thursday.

In a three way tie, second seeded WGM Batsiashvili Nino of Georgia and International Master S Vijayalakshmi finished on 8.5 points with Mary Ann. But, Mary Ann was declared winner on the basis of a superior tie-break score.

Keti Tsatsalashvili (Georgia) and Sowmya Swaminathan (India) shared the fourth spot with 8.0 points.

Final Placings : (Indians unless specified) :

1-3 Mary Ann Gomes, Batsiashvili Nino (Geo), S Vijayalakshmi 8.5, 4-5 Keti Tsatsalashvili (Geo), Soumya Swaminathan 8.0, 6-10 Ivakhinova Inna (Rus), S Meenakshi, Swathi Ghate, Gevorgyan Maria (Arm), Guramishvili Sopiko (Geo) 7.5.

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