Koneru Humpy


BornMarch 31, 1987


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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