20-year-old Indian player R Vaishali has come second after 9 rounds while Koneru Humpy has come joint third in the women's section of the World Blitz Chess Tournament. Vaishali beat Ukraine's Maria M and Russia's Valentina Gunina on the previous day and has 7.5 points.
After 9 rounds, Bibisara Asayubaeva of Kazakhstan has come on top with eight points. Now Vaishali is going to face her. Hampi and Russia's Alexandra have come in third place. Humpy defeated Goryashkina in the 9th round and will now face Kosteniuk. Vantika is 32nd and Padmini is 57th.
Kalerson lost on the first day: According to the information received so far, in the open category, defending champion Magnus Kalerson has suffered a defeat on the previous day. She is one and a half points behind top-ranked Levon Aronian. India's Grandmaster Arjun Arigaysi held him to a draw in the 12th round. Arjun is ranked 12th while D Gukesh is at number 81.