Humpy Koneru



March 31, 1987

World Rank #286

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Koneru Humpy is an Indian chess player who is also reigning women’s world rapid champion. In 2002, she became the youngest woman ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27 days, beating Judit Polgar’s previous record by three months (this record was subsequently broken by Hou Yifan in 2008). In October 2007, Koneru became the second female player, after Polgar, to exceed the 2600 Elo rating mark, being rated 2606.