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Padmini Rout of Odisha creates history, advances to the last-16 stage of World Women’s Chess Championship

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According to this report from Hindustan Times Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika and International Master Padmini Rout won the tiebreaks of the second round and advanced to the last-16 stage of World Women’s Chess Championship.

It was a harder task for Padmini as she was up against Zhao Xue, a former world junior girls’ champion from China, ranked eighth at the start of the championship. Padmini was under pressure but turned the tables on Xue in the first game itself and finished the second one in style as Xue tried to win from an equal position.

In the next round, Harika will take on Sopiko Guramishvili of Georgia, while Padmini will meet another Chinese in Tan Zhongyi.