Dronavalli Harika in semifinals; Koneru Humpy forces tiebreaker
Dronavalli Harika in semifinals; Koneru Humpy forces tiebreaker

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika scored a hard-fought victory over Meri Arabidze of Georgia to advance to the semifinals of the World Women Chess Championship here today.

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze
World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze

Top seed Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy's winning streak in the World Women's Chess Championship ended as she went down to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the first game of the quarterfinals here on Friday.

After Humpy, Harika too in world championship pre-quarters
After Humpy, Harika too in world championship pre-quarters

 Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika defeated American Irina Krush in the rapid tie-break games to seal a place in the last 16 stage of the World Women's Chess Championship here.

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy beats Tingjei Lei, in sight of last 16
World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy beats Tingjei Lei, in sight of last 16

Top-seeded Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy scored a fine positional victory over Tingjei Lei of China to close in on a pre-quarterfinals berth in the World Women's Chess Championship now underway here.

Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship
Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship

India's Mary Ann Gomes faltered at the last hurdle and lost to local favourite Tatiana Kosintseva to crash out of the World Women Chess championship here.

Humpy, Harika through to last-32 in world women's chess
Humpy, Harika through to last-32 in world women's chess

Indian Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika made it to the last-32, winning the second game of the first round of the world women's chess championship, here.

Hou Yifan wins fifth leg, Humpy still tops

In spite of a disappointing eighth-place finish in the fifth and the penultimate leg of the FIDE women`s Grand Prix chess tournament, India`s Koneru Humpy is in the top spot, ahead of the winner, Hou Yifan of China, reports Xinhua.

Humpy crashes out of World women championship

Grandmaster and highest rated in the fray, Koneru Humpy crashed out of the World Women`s Chess Championship after failing to capitalise on her chances against Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the second game of the second round that concluded here.

Humpy shocked by Zhukova in world women`s chess c`ship

Koneru Humpy suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the first game of the second round of world women`s chess championship.

Humpy, Harika in second round of World Championship

Koneru Humpy effortlessly defeated Denise Frick of South Africa while D Harika outplayed compatriot Soumya Swaminathan to move to the second round of the World Women`s chess championship, here.

Easy draw for Humpy in the opener

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy will take on Denise Frick of South Africa in the first round of the World Women`s chess championship here on Saturday.

Humpy leads at women`s chess meet

Koneru Humpy kept her unbeaten record intact after day two and six rounds of play at the 2012 women`s World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships.

Humpy holds Laznicka; Sasikiran, Negi also play draw games

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy held higher rated GM Viktor Laznicka of Czech republic to an easy draw in the third round of Tradewise Gibraltar chess congress here.

After GM title Babu aims to become world champion

Having achieved the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, M R Lalith Babu is now aiming to improve his ranking and be a world chess champion.

Indian eves bow 1-3 to Russia

The Indian eves failed at the first major hurdle as they went down 1-3 to Russia in the sixth round of the world women team chess championship.

Indian women look for podium finish in World Chess C`ships

Having done all the hard work with spectacular results, Indian players would look to hold their nerves in the final dash to finish at the podium in the World Women Chess Team Championships.

Indian girls crush Vietnam 4-0 in world team chess

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy maintained her all-win record as Indian girls blanked Vietnam 4-0 to maintain the sole second position after the end of the fifth round of the World Women Tam Chess Championship here.

Indian eves cruise to 3.5-0.5 victory over Turkey

Led by Koneru Humpy, the Indian women`s team cruised to an emphatic 3.5-0.5 victory over Turkey and jumped to fourth spot after the end of the second round of the World Women Team Chess Championship.

Humpy helps India settle for draw with Ukraine

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy`s crucial victory helped last-minute entrant Indian women`s team settle for a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in the first round of the ongoing World Women Team Chess Championship.

Humpy, Sasikiran to contest in PSPB Chess tourney

India`s top chess players, including Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and Krishnan Sasikaran, would vie for team as well as individual honours in the 23rd Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Inter-Unit tournament starting on Saturday.