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Koneru Humpy Biography

Humpy Koneru is an Indian chess Grandmaster. Her January 2010 FIDE Elo rating was 2614, placing her number two in the world for women's players. In 2007 she surpassed the rating of 2577 set by Susan Polgar to become the second-highest ranked female player in history. From 2002 through 2008, Humpy held the record as the youngest woman ever to become a grandmaster which she achieved at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27 days, beating Judit Polgár's previous mark by three months. In 2001 she won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship. In 2006 she participated in the Women's World Chess Championship, but was eliminated in the second round. Humpy participated in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2009–2011 and finished in overall second position, in turn qualifying as challenger for Women's World Chess Championship 2011. Hou Yifan won the match, winning three games and drawing five.

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Harika moves closer to Grand Prix win
Harika moves closer to Grand Prix win
India's Harilka held to draw in Grand Prix chess
India's Harilka held to draw in Grand Prix chess
Grand masters Harika, Koneru reach top spot of World Women's GP
Grand masters Harika, Koneru reach top spot of World Women's GP
Harika, Humpy win in women's chess meet
Harika, Humpy win in women's chess meet
10 women who have done India proud in the sporting arena
10 women who have done India proud in the sporting arena
10 of India's most accomplished sportswomen.
India's Koneru Humpy finishes third at Women's Chess Grand Prix
India's Koneru Humpy finishes third at Women's Chess Grand Prix
The Indian Grandmaster gave away her lead in the fourth round after losing to Maria Muzychuck.
D Harika, Koneru Humpy win medals as India finishes 4th in Women's World Team Chess C'ship
D Harika, Koneru Humpy win medals as India finishes 4th in Women's World Team Chess C'ship
Harika and Humpy's medals came as a source of consolation for the Indian team, which finished fourth at the Women's World Team Chess Championship.
Women's Grand Prix: Hou Yifan wins fifth leg; setback for Koneru Humpy
Women's Grand Prix: Hou Yifan wins fifth leg; setback for Koneru Humpy
Women's Grand Prix: Hou Yifan wins fifth leg; setback for Koneru Humpy
Viswanathan Anand climbs to world number 3 in latest FIDE rankings
Viswanathan Anand climbs to world number 3 in latest FIDE rankings
Viswanathan Anand climbs to world number 3 in latest FIDE rankings
The changing fortunes of Indian Women in Chess
The changing fortunes of Indian Women in Chess
Koneru Humpy wins Dilijan Chess Grand Prix
Koneru Humpy wins Dilijan Chess Grand Prix
India's chess pride Grandmaster Koneru Humpy has won the FIDE Women’s Chess Grand Prix in Dilijan, Armenia, this Friday. She finished the tournament with a fantastic performance even piccking up a win in the final round against Mongolia’s Tuvshintugs Batchimeg. The top seed from Vijayawada scored eight points from 11 rounds which was a full point ahead of Slovenia’s Anna Muzychuk, the second seed, and Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia. Humpy was the only unbeaten player in the field that contained 12 of the top women chess players in the world.The other Indian chess player who attended the tournament, D. Harika, played well and finished with five points and tied for the sixth place, after drawing with former World Chess Champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria.The FIDE Grand Prix is a six-part series that will determine the challenger for the 2015 Women’s World Chess Championship.Koneru Humpy's victory at the Dilijan Chess Grand Prix included draw with D Harika, win over Elina Danielian, draw with Anna Ushenina, win over Tatiana Kosintseva, draw with Bela Khotenashvili, win over Anna Muzychuk, win over Anna Stefanova, draw with Viktorija Cmilyte, draw with Nana Dzagnidze,  draw with Olga Girya and a win over Batchimeg Tuvshintugs.The standings: 1. Humpy 8; 2-3. Muzychuk and Dzagnidze 7; 4. Kosintseva 6; 5. Ushenina 5.5; 6-8. Stefanova, Batchimeg & Harika 5; 9-11.Girya, Cmylite & Danielian 4.5; 12. Khotenashvili 4.
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy and Harika in Round 2
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy and Harika in Round 2
RUSSIA: India's GM Koneru Humpy will take on Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the second round of the Women's World chess championship now in progress.After winning the first round with an easy 2-0 whitewash against lower ranked Denise Frick of South Afri...
Humpy, Harika sail into Round 2 of World Chess Championship
Humpy, Harika sail into Round 2 of World Chess Championship
KHANTY MANSIYSK (RUSSIA): Koneru Humpy effortlessly defeated Denise Frick of South Africa while D Harika outplayed compatriot Soumya Swaminathan to move to the second round of the World Women's Chess Championship 2012 on Monday. Humpy scored an easy wi...
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy off to Winning Start; Harika, Soumya Draw
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy off to Winning Start; Harika, Soumya Draw
KHANTY MANSIYSK (Russia): Top rated Grandmaster Koneru Humpy has begun her campaign for the World Chess title with a win with Black over Denise Frick of South Africa in the first round on Sunday. Frick went for a crazy all-out attack on the Kingside do...
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy, Harika, Soumya lead Indian Challenge
Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Humpy, Harika, Soumya lead Indian Challenge
Reigning women's world chess champion, Hou Yifan of China, draws a white pawn at the colourful opening ceremony that took place in Khanty-Mansiysk earlier today.RUSSIA: Grandmaster Koneru Humpy will take on Denise Frick of South Africa in the first rou...
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