Bhakti Kulkarni

Bhakti Kulkarni became Goa’s first Woman Grandmaster (WGM) after the World Chess Federation officially cleared her title at 83rd FIDE Congress in Istanbul.

Bhakti secured three norms, necessary to qualify for the coveted title, through Marienbad Open in Czech Republic in January last year, Asian Junior Girls under-20 at Sri Lanka in June 2011 and Caissa International in Hungary in September last year.

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