Koneru Humpy (31.03.1981)
Indian Grandmaster (2002) and Woman Grandmaster (2001). Koneru was the World Girls U20 Champion in 2001 and runner-up in 2002, World U10 Champion in 1997, World Girls U10 Champion and World Girls U12 Champion in 1998, World Girls U14 Champion in 2001 and the Asian Girls U20 Champion in 2000.
In 2000 Koneru won the British Ladies Championship, becoming the youngest winner of the British Ladies title. She repeated her victory in 2002. After winning the World Girls U14 championship title, she become at the age of 14 the Asia’s youngest Woman Grandmaster. In 2002, at the age of 15 years, 1 month, and 27 days she broke another record by being the youngest woman to receive a Grandmaster title. It was three months earlier than Judit Polgar’s previous record. She was the youngest female Grandmaster and the world’s youngest Grandmaster at that time.
Koneru won or shared first at Hotel Lippa (HUN) 2001, Budapest FS GM 2001, Asian Women’s Championship 2003, Indian Women’s Championship 2003, Chennai Open 2004, North Ural Cup 2005, Differdange Open (LUX) 2007, Mumbai Major Cup 2009, Snezenky a machri (CZE) 2010 and Doha Women Grand Prix in 2011. Since 2007 she led the women’s team of Monte Carlo (MNC) to win three times the European Women Club Cup. Twice semi-finalists at the World Women Championship in 2008 and 2010.
Best ELO: 2623 in 2009, since 2007 she is the second-highest ranked female player in chess history.