Vaishali wins chess tournament in Greece | Chess News – Times of India

HERAKLION (Greece): Indian Lady Grandmaster R Vaishali on Tuesday received the Heraklion 2022 – eighth Fischer Memorial chess tournament, scoring seven factors from 9 rounds.
She additionally secured a Grandmaster norm, her second, within the course of and gained 20 ranking factors.
Vaishali, sister of teenage star R Praggnanandhaa, began with a draw towards Greek GM Spyridon Kapnisis and a defeat by the hands of Oleg Korneev (Spain) earlier than scoring 5 straight wins together with one over the match top-seed Georgios Mitsis (Greece) in spherical six.
She posted a win towards France’s Marco Materia within the ninth and remaining spherical to complete with seven factors.
Vaishali and Israel’s Yoav Milikov completed equal on seven factors however the Indian received the title on the idea of a greater tie-break rating.
5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand congratulated Vaishali and wrote on Twitter: “Congrats on a terrific efficiency at Heraklion Open getting her second GM norm ! Nice to see our WACA woman win !!”

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