Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship [ Current Affairs ]


Indian Ace Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won Bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling in the World Women’s chess championships held at Sochi, Russia. Harika lost to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine n the semi-final and she received only 20000 US dollars for the Bronze medalist final.

  • Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina by 2.5-1.5 in the four-game final. Muzychuk won 60000 US dollars while Pogonina bagged 30000 US dollars.
  • Earlier, Muzychuk had defeated top seeded Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy in the quarters.
  • Indian chess grandmaster Dronavalli Harika was born 12 January 1991 and she won Bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games in Woman’s individual rapid event.
  • Muzychuk, who won the gold ahead of many fancied rivals, including Humpy, played out a marathon event lasting six mini-matches and spread over almost three weeks.
  • Harika next plays in the World Women Team Chess Championship in China in less than two weeks where Humpy will also join the Indian team.

- Published on: April 9, 2015