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Tag: Koneru Humpy

Koneru Humpy Wins BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year Award

New Delhi: Chess player Koneru Humpy won the BBC India Sportswoman of the Year award for 2020. The award was based on a public vote in which Humpy beat sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and hockey captain Rani Rampal. “Being an indoor game, chess doesn’t get as much attention as sports […]

India In Online Chess Olympiad Final For First Time

New Delhi: India ensured a nerve-racking win over Poland to secure its first ever ticket to final event of Chess Olympiad. World Women Rapid Champion Koneru Humpy won a decisive Armageddon game with black against Monika Socko taking the Indian team to the final of (FIDE) International Chess Federation Online Chess Olympiad. Humpy held her […]

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy: World Ranking Not A Psychological Advantage In Online Chess

Chennai: The psychological advantage based on world ranking may not be a great advantage while playing in the online chess Olympiad, said Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy. Come August 21, the Indian chess team with four players currently ranked in the World top ten in different categories will be taking on their opponents in the first […]

Anand, Humpy To Lead Indian Challenge In Chess Olympiad

Chennai: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Moscow in August with the legendary Vladimir Kramnik set to train the men’s squad. World number two Koneru Humpy will be the spearhead among Indian women in the biennial event that is likely to see […]

Indian Chess Grand Master Humpy Ranked World No 2

Chennai: Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion and Indian chess Grand Master (GM) Koneru Humpy jumped to second spot leaving behind World Women’s Chess Champion Ju Wenjun in global chess body FIDE’s March month’s overall ranking. Humpy won the prestigious Cairns Cup last month. Meanwhile Indian female chess players are keeping the nation’s flag flying high […]