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Bihar State Women’s Chess Begins, 12 Players Share Lead

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Patna, May 10, 2024: Bihar State Women Chess Championship began on Friday at Bihar School of Chess located in Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna here.

Apart from Patna, a total of 57 women players from Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Purnia, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saharsa, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Bettiah and Begusarai are participating in the championship. This seven-round tournament was inaugurated this morning by Bihar State Sports Authority Director General Raveendran Sankaran by playing a game with youngest player Naila Shahab. On this occasion, All Bihar Chess Association President Diljit Khanna, Secretary Dharmendra Kumar, Vice President Rajendra Kumar and Jaiprakash Sinha, Joint Secretary cum Chief arbiter of the tournament Nand Kishore and many other dignitaries were present.

After two rounds of games played today, twelve players were jointly on top by scoring two points each.

In the second round, the top seeded player of the tournament, Maryam Fatima, playing on the top board, defeated Arya Sinha of Begusarai, Neha Singh, playing with black pieces on the second board, defeated Aishwarya Shukla, Minky Sinha defeated Shagun Raj on the number three board, Adiba Ullah defeated Shreya Sagar on number four board, Shweta Kumari of Purnia defeated Ankita Raj on number five board, Rashmi Priya of Vaishali defeated Simran Kumari of Bhojpur on number six board, Prerna of Saharsa defeated Shreya Kumari of Buxar on number seven board. On board eight, Pari Sinha defeated Shreyasi Sinha of Patna, on board nine, Trisha Ranjan of Patna defeated Mohini Pandit of Saran, on board ten, Krutika Ranjan defeated Vriddhi Basotia, on board 12, Manisha of Darbhanga. Yadav defeated Varija Jaiswal of Bettiah and on board 13, Arpita Singh of Bhojpur defeated Vagisha Jaiswal of Bettiah, while the match of Tanya Sharma and Shanvi Prakash remained inconclusive on the number 11 board.

According to Vedprakash, the coordinator of the tournament, the third round of the championship will be played tomorrow from 8 am.

 

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