Padmini Rout, Vlissingen 2009
January 5, 1994|
Barambagarh, Odisha, India
International Master (2015) |
Woman Grandmaster (2007)
|Peak rating||2454 (March 2015)|
Padmini Rout (born January 5, 1994) is an Indian chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She won the World under-14 girls' championship in 2008 and the Indian women's championship for last four years (in 2014,2015, 2016, 2017).
In 2005 and 2006, she was both the Indian under-13 girls champion and the Asian under-12 girls champion. Padmini Rout won the U14 girls' section of both Asian and World Youth Chess Championships in 2008. The following year she finished first in the Asian Junior (Under-20) Girls Championship. In 2010, she won the Indian junior (U19) girls championship and took the bronze medal at both Asian and World Junior Girls Championships.
In the Asian Individual Women's Championship 2011 she tied for 2nd–6th. Padmini Rout won the Indian Women's Championship for last four years, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017. In 2015, she also became the Commonwealth women's champion. Padmini Rout won an individual gold medal playing on the reserve board for the Indian national team at the 2014 Women's Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway.
Born in Barambagarh, Odisha, Padmini started playing chess at the age of nine (2003) because of her father's passion for the game. She did her schooling from D.A.V. Public School, Chandrasekharpur and graduated in Commerce from BJB College in Bhubaneswar.
She started playing chess to help with her studies, chess being an intellectual game. Early successes in tournaments led the way for a career in chess. She practices 6–7 hours every day on chess. She likes to do yoga, swimming to keep herself fit and is always eager to learn new things. Her dream is that more and more girls participate in sports from young age and aim big in it.
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- Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship 2009 Chess-Results
- Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship 2010 Chess-Results
- World Junior Girls Championship 2010 Chess-Results
- 41st National Women Premier Chess Championship-2014 Chess-Results
- "Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Chess Championship". Delhi Chess Association. 2015-06-30. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- Women's Chess Olympiads: Rout Padmini. OlimmpBase.
- Padmini Rout rating card at FIDE
- Rout Padmini chess games at 365Chess.com
- Padmini Rout player profile and games at Chessgames.com
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