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World Team Chess Championships – Silver for Harika & Bronze for Humpy

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In women’s World Team chess championships held in Chengdu,China, India’s Dronavalli Harika and Koneru Humpy got silver and bronze medals respectively. It was a great consolation for India through Harika’s and Humpy’s medals, as Indian women performed disappointingly.

The medal was always within the reach of Indian team, but it failed to finish off well.Indian team entered the event as wild card but finished 4th. Harika played well against Lilit Galojan and Humpy was very clinical in her approach and was unlucky as she ran out of time.

  • Georgia beat China in the finals to clinch the precious gold medal and it finished with tally of 17points.
  • Russia defeated United States in the final round to get the silver medal with a tally of 15points.
  • In the last two rounds, Padmini Rout and Sowmya Swaminathan won their games and lived up to their expectations.
  • India finished fourth below China. China won the bronze medal.

Men’s World Team Chess Championships

  • China wins gold in men’s world team chess championship title for 1st time.
  • Ukraine won silver & Armenia won bronze medal.
  • Championships held in Tsakhkadzor


  • Harika was born on 12th January 1991 in Guntur,Andhra Pradesh.
  • She is Indian chess grandmaster.
  • She won World Youth Chess Championship in under-14 and under-16 categories.
  • In 2011, she won Asian Individual Women Chess Championship.
  • N.V.S.Raju is her coach, She got her Grandmaster title in july 2011.
  • Harika won Commonwealth Women Chess Championships in 2006,2007 and 2010.
  • Arjuna Award was given to her in 2007.
  • She got the Woman Grand Master title in 2004,International Master title in 2007 and Grand Master title in 2011.


  • Humpy was born on 31st March 1987 in Vijayawada,AndhraPradesh.
  • In July 2014, her FIDE Elo rating was 2598, that placed her at no 3 in world women players.
  • In October 2007, Humpy achieved rating of 2606 and became only the second ever female player after Jugdit Polgar to enter 2600 Elo mark.
  • In the year 1999,she became Asia’s youngest International Women Master.
  • In 2001, she became India’s youngest Women Grand Master.
  • Arjuna Award was given to her in 2003.