Humpy Koneru was born on 31-03-1987 in Gudivada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Chess Grandmaster & Chess Player.
Humpy Koneru Complete Bio & Career
She was originally named "Hampi" by her parents, who derived the name from the word "champion". Her father later changed the spelling to Humpy, to more closely resemble a Russian-sounding name.
Koneru won three gold medals at the World Youth Chess Championship: in 1997 (Under-10 Girls division), 1998 (Under-12 Girls), and 2000 (Under-14 Girls). In 2001, she won the World Junior Girls Championship. In the following year's edition, she finished equal first with Zhao Xue but placed second on a tiebreak. Koneru competed with the boys in the 2004 World Junior Championship, won by Pentala Harikrishna, and finished equal fifth, tenth on countback with a score of 8.5/13.
She participated in the Women's World Chess Championship 2006: after defeating Tuduetso Sabure from Botswana, she was eliminated in the second round by Marie Sebag. In the Women's World Chess Championship 2008 she made it to the semifinals but was beaten by Hou Yifan. In 2009 she tied for 1st–4th with Alexander Areshchenko, Magesh Panchanathan, and Evgenij Miroshnichenko in the Mumbai Mayor Cup.
She went into the Women's World Chess Championship 2015 as no. 1 seed but was knocked out in the quarter-final by Mariya Muzychuk, the eventual winner. She won the individual bronze at the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 held in Chengdu, China. Despite Dronavalli Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze, India finished fourth in the competition - a point behind China, which bagged the bronze medal.
Honors & Awards
||National Sports Award
Humpy Koneru Family, Relatives and Other Relations
She is married to Dasari Anvesh since 2014.
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