Koneru Humpy Wins Silver at the World Rapid Chess Championship

Koneru Humpy
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At the 2023 World Rapid Chess Championships in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy won the silver medal in the women’s individual category.
India’s Koneru Humpy demonstrated her chess ability at the 2023 World Rapid Chess Championships in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where she won the women’s solo silver medal. The 36-year-old Grandmaster lost to Russian competitor Anastasia Bodnaruk in a tie-break sudden death match on time, after a heroic attempt. This essay explores the life of Humpy, her accomplishments, and the heartache that Vidit Gujrathi endured as a result.

What Koneru Humpy Has Achieved…

  • Silver Medal in 2023: Following an exciting contest, Humpy won the silver medal for women’s individual competition, showcasing her dependable performance on the international scene.
  • Complete Set of Medals: At the women’s world rapid championships, Humpy completes a set of medals with this silver. She had previously taken home the bronze in Moscow, Russia in 2012, and in Batumi, Georgia, in 2019, she was awarded the global champion.
  • Tie-Break Drama: Humpy’s victory leveled her points with Bodnaruk in a tight final round match against Kateryna Lagno, setting up a tie-break. Humpy struggled in the blitz tie-break, losing to Bodnaruk in sudden death despite a strong start.

Indian chess player Koneru Humpy was born on March 31, 1987. She is well renowned for winning the FIDE Women’s Rapid Chess Championship in 2019.At the age of 15 years, 1 month, and 27 days in 2002, she surpassed Judit Polgár’s previous record by three months, becoming the youngest woman to hold the title of Grandmaster (GM) ever (this record was subsequently beaten by Hou Yifan in 2008). With a rating of 2606 in October 2007, Humpy surpassed Polgár as the second female player to surpass the 2600 Elo threshold.

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