Padmini, Vijayalakshmi keep winning

  |   India News

Defending champion Padmini Rout and six-time winner S. Vijayalakshmi won, again in contrasting ways, to stay ahead following another day of engrossing battles in the National women's chess championship here on Friday.

Like on the opening day, the second round, too, saw four decisive games beginning with Vijayalakshmi's conquest of Swati Ghate in a 30-move battle involving two of the oldest players in the fray.

After Pratuysha Bodda, it was the turn of 15-year-old R. Vaishali to make Padmini work hard for a victory in their Ruy Lopez game.

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