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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Second chess grandmaster among women for India - Harika Dronavalli

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Hello everyone,

Our congratulations to Harika Dronavalli from India for becoming the second woman only - after Koneru Humpy - from India to earn the full-fledged Grandmaster's title with her performance in Hangzhou Women's Chess Tournament that has just concluded.

Harika won two of her matches and secured seven draws in the round robin format tournament in which the top ten women players in the world took part, a media release said today.

You can read a nice article on her today in Indian newspaper The Hindu
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