Women’s Chess : Soumya sole leader, Swati slips joint third

    Kolkata, Sep 3 :
    National subjunior champion G K Monnisha upset overnight leader Swati Ghate in a marathon battle as Soumya Swaminathan jumped to sole lead after ninth round of the 40th National Women Premier Chess Championship here today.
    Soumya outplayed Odisha’s Kiran Manisha Mohanty in a rook and bishop ending to emerge sole leader with 6.5 points, while two-time defending champion Mary Ann Gomes and Padmini Rout remained half a point adrift. (PTI)