Bhakti moves to 3.5 points

PANAJI: World Grandmaster and Goa Carbon Limited Brand Ambassador Bhakti Kulkarni Sunday defeated Michelle Catherina (2109) of Tamil Nadu to be on 3.5 points after 5 rounds at the Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain Foundations 39th Premier National Women Chess Championship 2012, being played at Jalgao in Maharashtra.

WIM Ivana Furtado drew with IM Eesha Karavade (2393) of Maharashtra and has moved to 2.5  points. Ivana has so far managed to hold 2 IMs and 1 WGM in this tournament. Bhakti will play Pratush Bodda while Ivana will take on WGM Padmini Rout in their round 6 on Monday.[NT]