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IM Padmini Rout gets rousing welcome
Sportslogon Team February 7th 2015


Bhubaneswar : Odisha’s first women International Master (IM) Padmini Rout got a rousing welcome here on Saturday, on her arrival from Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival held at England.

The tournament was really a tough one. I got 6.5 points out of ten rounds where I played with eight grand masters (GM) and two rated players. Earlier I had the IM norms to get the title I must reach 2400 rating points which achieved in this meet. On the process also bagged first Grand Master (GM) norms, said Padmini.

She started the meet with 2388 rating points. After the tenth rounds she gathered 59 points and reached 2447 points. Though she achieved the IM title as per the FIDE guidelines, the FIDE would announce it soon.

As per the present All India women rating Padmini has been placed in the third place. GM Koneru Humpy and GM Dronavalli Harika both of Andhra Pradesh are in first and second place in the national ranking respectively. .
This news was added and updated on : February 7th 2015
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