Divya Deshmukh won the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India Women's Rapid Tournament

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Divya Deshmukh, a 17-year-old female chess grandmaster from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, won the women's rapid category of the Tata Steel Chess India Tournament.

An Overview of the News

  • Divya won all three rounds of the tournament held at the National Library, Kolkata on September 1, 2023.

  • She outperformed her competitors and stood first with a remarkable score of 7 points.

  • The defending world champion, Ju Wenjun of China finished second with 6.5 points.

  • Russia's Polina Shuvalova finished third with 5.5 points.

Divya Deshmukh creates history in chess by defeating Koneru Humpy in Tata Steel Chess India tournament

  • In the final round of the Tata Steel Chess India tournament, Divya Deshmukh pulled off a remarkable win against second-seed Koneru Humpy.

  • Top seed and defending world champion, Ju Wenjun of China and defending champion, Anna Ushenina of Ukraine had a highly anticipated match which ended in a draw.

  • This draw had a significant impact on the state of the tournament, especially Ju Wenjun's prospects.

  • Due to the draw, Divya Deshmukh ended the tournament with a half-point lead over Ju Wenjun, securing her position as the undisputed champion.

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