Bhakti Kulkarni

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Wins Asian Women Chess Championship, Tashkent

The Times of India, Jun 04 2016

Women Grandmaster Bhakti Kulkarni won the Asian Women and Open Chess Championship title in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and booked herself a seat at the World Chess Championship. A rank outsider when the continental meet began in Tashkent, Bhakti was seeded 16th from among 34 top Asian chess players. She played aggressively , took an early lead with a scintillating win over top seeded Sarasadat (Iran) in the fourth round and, since then, never looked back. Bhakti was unbeaten in the championship and picked up $5,000 as prize money.

“I got a fighting draw against Vietnamese Grandmaster Hoang Thi Bao Tram. I am delighted with this performance.": She said

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