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Humpy, Koneru
Wednesday, 04 March 2009


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 mark.

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

She 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.
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