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Soumya Swaminathan Biography

Soumya Swaminathan  is a chess player and Woman Grandmaster from India. In November 2009, she won the World Junior Chess Championship (for women under 20) held in Argentina, with 9.5 points and winning on tie-break. In Jan 2011, she won India National woman championship Indian Women Chess Championship 2011 (scoring 8.5/11).

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2014 World Junior Chess Championship to be held in Pune
2014 World Junior Chess Championship to be held in Pune
2014 World Junior Chess Championship to be held in Pune
40th National Women's Premier Chess Championship: Soumya Swaminathan leads
40th National Women's Premier Chess Championship: Soumya Swaminathan leads
Kolkata: Pune girl Soumya Swaminathan continued her winning run to hold on to her sole lead, even as local favourite Mary Ann Gomes, eyeing a hat-trick of titles, kept herself in the hunt after the penultimate round of 40th National Women Premier Chess...
40th National Women's Premier Chess round 4: 14-year-old Ivana Furtado beats Tania
40th National Women's Premier Chess round 4: 14-year-old Ivana Furtado beats Tania
KOLKATA: Mary Ann Gomes and Soumya Swaminathan continued their winning runs to join overnight leader Swati Ghate in the leader board after fourth round of the 40th National Women Premier Chess Championship on Thursday. Two-time defending champion and l...
India Sweeps Commonwealth Chess
India Sweeps Commonwealth Chess
Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship after settling for a draw with Indian national title-holder G. Akash in the 11th and final round that concluded here at the Boardwalk. (Photo: Officials and players at the venue)Putting a solid performance right through the tournament, Gupta scored nine points out of a possible eleven and had the best tiebreak score to win the gold medal in the championship that also incorporated the South African International open.Expectedly it was a clean sweep of medals as veteran Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua got the silver medal and Grandmaster M.R. Lalith Babu won the bronze.Among women, Soumya Swaminathan won the silver medal, while national women’s champion Mary Ann Gomes won the bronze. The gold in this category went to International Master Jovanka Houska of England.The Indians also swept the junior section with G. Akash winning the gold, Sahaj Grover getting silver and Rakesh Kulkarni securing the bronze medal. Kulkarni also won the South African open blitz championship. (PTI)
Humpy, Harika sail into Round 2 of World Chess Championship
Humpy, Harika sail into Round 2 of World Chess Championship
KHANTY MANSIYSK (RUSSIA): Koneru Humpy effortlessly defeated Denise Frick of South Africa while D Harika outplayed compatriot Soumya Swaminathan to move to the second round of the World Women's Chess Championship 2012 on Monday. Humpy scored an easy wi...
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy off to Winning Start; Harika, Soumya Draw
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy off to Winning Start; Harika, Soumya Draw
KHANTY MANSIYSK (Russia): Top rated Grandmaster Koneru Humpy has begun her campaign for the World Chess title with a win with Black over Denise Frick of South Africa in the first round on Sunday. Frick went for a crazy all-out attack on the Kingside do...
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy, Harika, Soumya lead Indian Challenge
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy, Harika, Soumya lead Indian Challenge
Reigning women's world chess champion, Hou Yifan of China, draws a white pawn at the colourful opening ceremony that took place in Khanty-Mansiysk earlier today.RUSSIA: Grandmaster Koneru Humpy will take on Denise Frick of South Africa in the first rou...
Soumya, Harika to represent India in World Chess
Soumya, Harika to represent India in World Chess
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