Bhakti in joint 2nd spot

WGM Bhakti Kulkarni drew with WGM Meenakshi Subaraman (2296) of Air India to tally five points after the seventh round of Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain Foundations 39th Premier National Women Chess Championship at Jalgaon, Maharashtra, Tuesday.

Bhakti is currently in the joint second position alongwith IM Nisha Mohata, WGM Meenakshi Subaraman and WGM Saumya Sominathan.

Meanwhile, WIM Ivana Furtado lost to WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy (2148) of Air India to tally 2.5 points.

WGM Swati Ghate is in the sole lead with the score of 5.5 points. [H]