International Chess Master Padmini Rout on 14 November 2016 won the National Women Premier Chess Championship for the third time.
Rout played out a draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB ) teammate Eesha Karavade that made her achieve the hat-trick of title wins.
S Vijayalakshmi of Air India won silver medal while Karavade grabbed the bronze.
The triumph also ensured that Rout will be a part of the Indian women team in the next World team chess championship.
The other two confirmed members of the team are Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and D Harika. The remaining two places will be decided most likely according to February 2017 rating list.
About Padmini Rout
• Padmini Rout holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
• In 2008, she won the World under-14 girls' championship.
• She won the Indian women's championship twice (in 2014 and 2015).
• She won an individual gold medal playing on the reserve board for the Indian national team at the 2014 Women's Chess Olympiad in Norway.
• She was honoured with the Ekalavya Award by Odisha Government in 2009.