Bhubaneswar: Orissa chess ace Padmini Rout suffered a defeat at the hands of WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva of Kazakhstan (6.5 points) in the eighth and penultimate round of the Asian Continental Chess Championships (Women) at Chengdu in China, Friday.
Padmini slipped to joint fourth position following her loss with the final round to be played, Saturday. She has five points in her kitty with four wins, two draws and an identical number of defeats.
However, it was a memorable day for another Orissa player, Kiran Manisha Mohanty, who had begun her campaign with an impressive win over her statemate Padmini in the opening round. Kiran Manisha registered her fourth win of the tournament outplaying her Chinese opponent Yili Wen and is now sharing the joint sixth position with four points in her kitty.
R Vaishali, who was the leading Indian woman in the tournament till round seven, lost her eighth round battle to table topper WIM Vo Thi Kim Phung of Vietnam (seven points). She is now tied third with three others.
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