Koneru Humpy is the world number two in female world
ranking her rating only lower to Judit Polgar who has been leading the list for
more than a decade and widely accepted as the strongest female player ever.
While taking the second spot, she broke the record of Judit Polgar's elder
sister Susan Polgar and then the second women player ever to pass the 2600
She was the holder of the record of youngest women
ever to become a grandmaster (she obtained the title when she was 15 years, 1
month, 27 days old beating Judit Polgar's record) from 2002 to 2008 which was
recently broken by Hou Yifan.
won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship in 2001 and she won the first
edition of the North Urals Cup, the women's super tournament held in Krasnoturinsk.
In 2006 she participated in the Women's World Chess Championship, but her
campaign had to end early in the second round. In the Women's World Chess
Championship 2008 she made it to the semi-finals, but left out of the
tournament by Hou Yifan. She played in the first board of Monte Carlo Chess
Club, the winner of the last two editions of the European Club Cup.