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

July 17, 2016

India’s Grand Master Harika Dronavalli held on to her nerves to capture the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu in China yesterday.

Harika, playing with white against Russia’s Olga Girya, had to dig deep into her reservoir to pull off the much-needed draw to win the title, her maiden career GP title.

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

Other India Grand Master Koneru Humpy too rounded off her campaign with a victory to also finish on 7 points. Harika, however, was declared winner for finishing with a better tie-break record in the tournament.

Courtesy:Air World Service

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