Defending champion Padmini Rout grabbed the title for the second time by emerging victorious in the 42nd Women’s National Premier Chess Championship being held at Kolkata
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s chess queen IM Padmini Rout yet added another feather to her illustrious cap of achievements by winning the National Premier Chess title for the second consecutive year. In her winning march Padmini registered eight win , one draw and one defeat by the end of tenth rounds. In the tenth round Padmini triumphed over IM Tania Sachdev while she will be meeting Priyanka K in the final round on Tuesday. However, Padmini with her performance has already clinched the title rendering the final bout of little consequence.