World Blitz championship: India’s Koneru Humpy wins silver in ladies’s half

Indian ace Koneru Humpy came up with a unheard of efficiency after a modest bustle in the preliminary section to state the silver medal in the ladies’s half of the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship.

She performed strongly, beating Zhongyi Tan, who received the World Rapid title just a few days ago, in the 17th and final spherical. After posting handiest four wins from the indispensable nine rounds on Thursday and being positioned in the mid-40s, the 35-yr frail Humpy become once in high originate on day two of the competitors, registering seven impressive wins and drawing with compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the 14th spherical.


Koneru Humpy 🇮🇳 wins Silver Medal at the 2022 Females’s World Blitz Championship! 🥈

Humpy began with 0/2 but had an unheard of day two to ranking 12.5/17 ❤️

Congratulations to @humpy_koneru 🏆

She is the 1st Indian in history to gain two medals at #RapidBlitz 😍

— – India (@chesscom_in) December 30, 2022

She performed on 12.5 points, honest half some extent in the abet of the winner Bibisara Balabayeva of Kazakhstan.

One in all the highlights of Humpy’s efficiency on the day become once a defeat of China’s Zhongyi Tan in the 17th and final spherical to dent her opponent’s potentialities of adding to the gold medal in the World Rapid tournament. Humpy had performed sixth in the Rapid championship which preceded the Blitz competitors. She is a former winner of the World Rapid title.

“It become once a excellent day for me with 7.5 points out 8 video games ,fetching the indispensable ever silver medal in the ladies world Blitz chess championship!” Humpy wrote on Twitter.

Harika, who performed with 10.5 points had to resolve for 13th space whereas Padmini Rout become once 17th. Tania Sachdev ended up 21st and B Savitha Shri, winner of a bronze in the Rapid championship become once positioned 33rd with 9.5 points in a solid field.

In the Open match, received by world No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway with 16 points, no Indian participant could presumably perhaps perhaps arrange a high-10 impact. The skilled P Harikrishna become once the most attention-grabbing Indian in the Open half, taking a 17th space impact with 13 points with Nihal Sarin a space in the abet of with an equal possibility of points.

Speedily-rising Arjun Erigaisi, the ideal seeded Indian right here, harm up 42nd after a patchy trace which saw him lose video games 16, 17 and 18. Compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujrathi’s originate become once furthermore up and down and he performed a lowly 90th.

Carlsen added the Blitz title to the sphere immediate title he received on Wednesday.

No topic struggling reverses by the hands of Russian gamers Ian Nepomniatchi in the 15th spherical and Alexey Sarana, the Norwegian received his video games in the 20th and 21st rounds against Aleksandr Shimanov and Uzbekistan’s Nodirbek Abdusattorov to impact some extent determined of Hikaru Nakamura (15 points).

Indian gamers efficiency in World Blitz tournament: Females: Koneru Humpy 12.5 (2nd space), Harika (10.5, 13th), Padmini Rout (10.5, 17th), Tania Sachdev (10, 21st), B Savitha Shri (9.5, 33rd).

Men: P Harikrishna (13 points, 17th), Nihal Sarin (13, 18th), Arjun Erigaisi (12, 42nd), B Adhiban (12, 49th), V Pranav (11.5, 58th), Aravind Chithambaram (11.5, 60th), Surya Shekhar Ganguly (11, 72nd), Raunak Sadhwani (10.5, 83rd), Vidit S Gujrathi (10.5, 90th), S L Narayanan (10.5, 92nd).

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