Image Credits: @DivyaDeshmukh / Twitter
Divya Deshmukh became India's 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at First Saturday Grand Master (GM) in Budapest, Hungary.
Deshmukh scored five points in the nine rounds and ended up with a performance rating of 2452 to secure her final WGM norm.
.@DivyaDeshmukh05, 15, becomes— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) October 14, 2021
🇮🇳's 2️⃣1️⃣st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd IM (her final WGM norm) at First Saturday GM October 2021, Budapest 🇭🇺
She scored 5/9 with 2452 rating to secure her final WGM norm
Many congratulations Divya👏👏 pic.twitter.com/O9O2TGtp6r
Played OTB chess after almost 2 years yet didn't feel like anything changed at all. The intense atmosphere, the vibe, the anxiety during time crunches, the nervousness, the great games, and just about everything. Missed every bit of this and I'm so glad to be playing again.— Divya Deshmukh (@DivyaDeshmukh05) October 13, 2021