Harika Dronavalli wins Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in China

Jul 15, 2016 08:17 IST

India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli on 14 July 2016 won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. This was the first Grand Prix Chess title for the Grand Master from Guntur.

Harika defeated Russia’s Olga Girya to win the title.

Harika finished on 7 points in the round robin tournament featuring the world’s top 12 players to be crowned the champion.

Other Indian Grand Master Koneru Humpy defeated Antoaneta Stefanova to catch up with her compatriot Harika Dronavalli on the shared first place with 7/11 points each. Harika, however, was declared winner for finishing with a better tie-break record in the tournament.

Ju Wenjun was awarded the trophy for third place, after edging Stefanova and Anna Muzychuk on tie-break.

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