Women International Masters Divya Deshmukh has won the prestigious velammal AICF International WGM chess tournament.
She has achieved her first international and woman Grand master norm.
There were total 12 players in the tournament comprising six 6 Indian and six international players.
Divya has won this tournament with norms and 1.5 lakh cash prize scoring 8 points out of 11.
She made norms after 7 rounds. This is the first tournament of this kind which Divya has won. Mostly she practices on her own while GM Ramesh guides her.
She has attributed the credit of her success to Principal Anju Bhutani.